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Geomorphology of Desert Environments

pp 517-555

Aeolian Sediment Transport

  • William G. NicklingAffiliated withWind Erosion Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of Guelph
  • , Cheryl McKenna Neuman

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Aeolian processes, involving the entrainment, transport, and deposition of sediment by the wind, are important geomorphic processes operating in arid regions. This chapter, in association with Chapters 18, 19, and 20 form an integrated unit that discusses the fundamentals of aeolian sediment entrainment and transport, dune morphology and dynamics, wind erosion processes and aeolian landforms, and the significance of dust transport.