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About this book
Inland sand dunes are widespread in North America and are found from the North Slope of Alaska to the Sonoran Desert in northern Mexico and from the Delmarva Peninsula in the east to Southern California in the west. In this edited book, we highlight recent research on areas of inland dunes that span a range from those that are actively accumulating in current conditions of climate and sediment supply to those that were formed in past conditions and are now degraded relict systems.
This book will be of interest to researchers and scholars of physical geography, geomorphology, environmental sciences, and earth sciences.
Contributions include detailed analyses of individual active dune systems at White Sands, New Mexico; Great Sand Dunes, Colorado; and the Laurentian Great Lakes; as well as the vegetation-stabilized dunes of the Nebraska Sand Hills and the Colorado Plateau. Additional chapters discuss the widespread partially vegetated dune systems of the central and southern Great Plains; the relict dunes of the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the eastern USA; and active and stabilized dunes of the Colorado Plateau and the southwestern deserts of the USA and northern Mexico.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Inland Dunes of North America
- Series Title Dunes of the World
- Series Abbreviated Title Dunes of the World
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40498-7
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-40497-0
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-40500-7
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-40498-7
- Series ISSN 2509-7806
- Series E-ISSN 2509-7814
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages IX, 337
- Number of Illustrations 29 b/w illustrations, 97 illustrations in colour
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