Reactivation of Stabilized Sand Dunes on the Colorado Plateau

Muhs Daniel, USGS

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This report addresses the reactivation of stabilized sand dunes on the Colorado Plateau. Topics include the distribution of eolian sand in the southwest, factors controlling sand mobility, sand deposits and wind, precipitation/evapotranspiration balance, and climate change and sand mobility. A link is provided that leads to discussion comments about this topic.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Topics: Earth surface, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science