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Dunes of the World


Titre : Dunes of the World

Editor (s) : Lancaster, Nick, Hesp, Patrick A.
Publisher  : Springer
Date de parution : 2021
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Sand dune systems of Quaternary age occur on all continents and at all latitudes and comprise coastal dunes and inland or continental dunes. Coastal dunes are best developed along windward coasts, where sand sized sediment is abundant. Inland dunes occur primarily in low- and mid-latitude arid and semi-arid regions, although there are many examples of cold climate dune systems. Inland dune systems are sensitive to the effects of anthropogenic disturbance (grazing, agriculture, off-road vehicles), as well as climate change and variability (drought cycles). Coastal dunes are impacted by coastal development, storms, and sea level change

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