The Namib Sand Sea digital database of aeolian dunes and key forcing variables

Ian Livingstone, Charles Bristow, Robert G Bryant, Joanna Bullard, Kevin White, Giles F S Wiggs, Andreas C W Baas, Mark D Bateman, David S G Thomas

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A new digital atlas of the geomorphology of the Namib Sand Sea in southern Africa has been developed. This atlas incorporates a number of databases including a digital elevation model (ASTER and SRTM) and other remote sensing databases that cover climate (ERA-40) and vegetation (PAL and GIMMS). A map of dune types in the Namib Sand Sea has been derived from Landsat and CNES/SPOT imagery. The atlas also includes a collation of geochronometric dates, largely derived from luminescence techniques, and a bibliographic survey of the research literature on the geomorphology of the Namib dune system. Together these databases provide valuable information that can be used as a starting point for tackling important questions about the development of the Namib and other sand seas in the past, present and future
Original languageEnglish
JournalAeolian Research
Issue number3
Early online date12 Sep 2010
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010


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