This book, first published in 1986, stems from the 1986 Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium. The topic was chosen because of the advances in the study of aeolian processes and landforms, particularly in the area of desertification, and the papers collected here clearly indicate that their study is not constrained by discipline boundaries but are of interest to geologists, physical geographers, soil scientists, meteorologists and engineers.
1. Collision in Aeolian Transport: the Saltation / Creep Link Brian B. Willetts and M. Ann Rice 2. Small Scale Wind Tunnel Modelling of Particle Transport – Froude Number Effect James D. Iversen 3. Mass Momentum and Kinetic Energy Fluxes of Saltating Particles Dale A. Gillette and Paul H. Stockton 4. Particle Transport by Atmospheric Winds on Venus: An Experimental Wind Tunnel Study Bruce R. White 5. The Role of Vegetation in the Formation of Linear Sand Dunes Haim Tsoar and Jens Tyge Møller 6. Geomorphological Significance of Wind Flow Patterns Over a Namib Linear Dune Ian Livingstone 7. The Toshka-Canal Dune: Analysis of Development and Dynamics Helga Besler 8. Aeolian Processes and Dune Characteristics of a Developed Shoreline: Westhampton Beach, New York Karl F. Nordstrom, James M. McCluskey and Peter S. Rosen 9. Quarternary Dunes of the Pacific Coast of the Californias Antony R. Orme and Vatche P. Tchakerian 10. Origins of Low-Angle Stratification in Aeolian Deposits Gary Kocuerk 11. Aeolian Landforms: Laboratory Simulations and Field Studies Ronald Greeley 12. Aeolian Processes and Landforms in Glaciofluvial Environments of Southeastern Baffin Island, N.W.T., Canada Cheryl McKenna-Neuman and Robert Gilbert 13. The Frequency and Source Areas of Dust Storms Nicholas J. Middleton, Andrew S. Goudie and Gordon L. Wells 14. Effect of Antecedent Moisture Conditions on Dust Storm Generation in Arizona Anthony J. Brazel, William G. Nickling and Jeffrey Lee 15. Manoeuvre-Caused Wind Erosion Impacts, South Central New Mexico Richard A. Marston 16. Rock Varnish as an Indicator of Aeolian Environmental Change Richard I. Dorn