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Evaluating eolian-climatic interactions using a regional climate model from Hanford, Washington (USA)

Special Issue. Response of aeolian processes to global change

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

STETLER, L.D.
Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Etats-Unis
LANCASTER, N.
Desert Research Institute, Quaternary Sciences Center, Reno, NV, Etats-Unis


Description :
A regional climate model (RCM) developed for the Hanford Site, Washington illustrates a potentially useful method for assessing eolian responses to regional climate change. The RCM is based on long-term relations between fundamental climatic variables of precipitation, temperature, and wind speed. Modelled data are integrated into eolian-climatic scenarios through maps of eolian susceptibility, plots of sand dune mobility, and calculated trends of unvegetated dune sand volumes. Results demonstrate the sensitivity of eolian-climatic interactions to small changes in precipitation.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
Workshop on Response of Aeolian Processes to Global Change, Zzyzx, Etats-Unis, 1994-03-24, Geomorphology (Amsterdam), issn : 0169-555X, 1996, vol. 17, n°. 1-3, p. 99-113, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 43 ref.

Date :
1996

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Elsevier

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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