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Volumetric estimates of coastal sand dunes in Lower Michigan : explaining the geography of dune fields

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

ARBOGAST, A.F.
Dep. of Geography, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Etats-Unis
BIGSBY, M.E.
Dep. of Geography, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Etats-Unis


Description :
This study assesses the geography and volume of coastal dune sand along Lakes Huron and Michigan in Lower Michigan. Dune field extents were obtained from digital maps of critical dune area and soil parent material. Volumetric estimates were determined by establishing basal surface elevations and then calculating the average height of overlying dune deposits using digital elevation model (DEM) data within a raster GIS framework. Results and discussion.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Physical geography, issn : 0272-3646, 2009, vol. 30, n°. 6, p. 479-500, nombre de pages : 22, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2009

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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