Aeolian-fluvial interactions in dryland environments: examples, concepts and Australia case study

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Title Aeolian-fluvial interactions in dryland environments: examples, concepts and Australia case study
Author Bullard, Joanna E.; McTainsh, Grant Harvey
Journal Name Progress in Physical Geography: an international review of geographical work in the natural and environmental sciences
Editor Bruce W Atkinson
Year Published 2003
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Arnold Publishers
Abstract Over the past 10 to 15 years there has been a rising interest in interactions between aeolian and fluvial processes from geomorphologists and sedimentologists. This reflects recognition of the limitations of a reductionist perspective examining single process systems in understanding landform and landscape development. This paper focuses on the rise of aeolian-fluvial interaction research in dryland environments. We first explore the background to the contemporary situation then review existing research on aeolian-fluvial interactions at global/regional and local scales. From this review it is suggested that landscape sensitivity, or the effectiveness of links between the process systems, spatial environmental transitions and temporal environmental change are the three main driving forces determining the geomorpho-logical significance of aeolian-fluvial interactions. The importance of the first two of these driving forces is explored in more detail using Australia as a case study. We conclude by highlighting some future possible research directions in this field.
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Volume 27
Issue Number 3
Edition 2003
Page from 359
Page to 389
ISSN 0309-1333
Date Accessioned 2004-03-26
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Geomorphology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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