Livingstone, Ian

Aeolian Geomorphology: A New Introduction

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A revised introduction to aeolian geomorphology written by noted experts in the field

The new, revised and updated edition of Aeolian Geomorphology offers a concise and highly accessible introduction to the subject. The text covers the topics of deserts and coastlines, as well as periglacial and planetary landforms. The authors review the range of aeolian characteristics that include soil erosion and its consequences, continental scale dust storms, sand dunes and loess. Aeolian Geomorphology explores the importance of aeolian processes in the past, and the application of knowledge about aeolian geomorphology in environmental management.

The new edition includes contributions from eighteen experts from four continents. All the chapters demonstrate huge advances in observation, measurement and mathematical modelling. For example, the chapter on sand seas shows the impact of greatly enhanced and accessible remote sensing and the chapter on active dunes clearly demonstrates the impact of improvements in field techniques. Other examples reveal the power of greatly improved laboratory techniques. This important text:

  • Offers a comprehensive review of aeolian geomorphology
  • Contains contributions from an international panel of eighteen experts in the field
  • Includes the results of the most recent research on the topic
  • Filled with illustrative examples that demonstrate the advances in laboratory approaches

Written for students and professionals in the field, Aeolian Geomorphology provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic in twelve new chapters with contributions from noted experts in the field.


Guide to Aeolian processes; text to Aeolian processes; Aeolian geomorphology; geomorphology on slopes; geomorphology on coasts; pre-sort sediment; Aeolian erosion; Aeolian transportation; Aeolian depositional; Aeolian landforms; characteristics of Aeolian processes; variations in atmospheric pressure; wind blows down the pressure gradient; erosion and subsequent deposition; gravity is not a driving fact; friction; vegetation micro- and macro topography; particle size; cohesion and aggregation; presence of crusts; process of wind removing particles from the surface; lift; combination of velocity and turbulence; turbulence changes in wind speed and direction; bombardment; collision of moving particles with stationary ones; abrasion; collision with solid surfaces; drag; windward versus leeward side of particles

, Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, Physical Geography, Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, Physical Geography
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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