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Late Quaternary semiarid eolian system dynamics : distribution, timing, and soil geomorphic controls, Black Mesa, northeastern Arizona, USA

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Late Quaternary semiarid eolian system dynamics : distribution, timing, and soil geomorphic controls, Black Mesa, northeastern Arizona, USA

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dc.contributor.author Ellwein, Amy
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-02T18:10:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-02T18:10:40Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-02
dc.date.submitted May 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/12882
dc.description.abstract According to the University of New Mexico’s Office of Graduate Studies, this dissertation follows a hybrid format; the chapters were written as manuscripts to be submitted to peer-reviewed journals. Chapter 1 was published in the journal Quaternary Research (May, 2011) and chapters 2 and 3 will be submitted to appropriate journals soon after this dissertation is published. Chapter 1 announces new age determinations for previously unstudied topographically-controlled eolian deposits and older ages for sand sheets than were reported by previous investigators. Chapter 2 focuses on the distribution, age, and geomorphic implications of topographically-controlled eolian deposits on Black Mesa. Chapter 3 describes the role of advanced soil profile development on the stability of eolian systems; a factor generally overlooked by researchers interested in quantifying the relative activity of sand dunes. Appendix A contains the results of tests that determine the efficacy of samples used in optically stimulated luminescence dating in all three manuscripts. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Center for Rapid Environmental Assessment & Terrain Evaluation (CREATE-UNM); The Geological Society of America en_US
dc.subject eolian, semiarid, soil geomorphology, Black Mesa, Moenkopi Plateau, dunes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleopedology--Arizona--Black Mesa (Navajo County and Apache County)
dc.subject.lcsh Eolian processes--Arizona--Black Mesa (Navajo County and Apache County)
dc.subject.lcsh Paleopedology ǂy Quaternary.
dc.subject.lcsh Soil profiles--Arizona--Black Mesa (Navajo County and Apache County)
dc.subject.lcsh Sand dunes--Arizona--Black Mesa (Navajo County and Apache County)
dc.subject.lcsh Optically stimulated luminescence dating--Arizona--Black Mesa (Navajo County and Apache County)
dc.title Late Quaternary semiarid eolian system dynamics : distribution, timing, and soil geomorphic controls, Black Mesa, northeastern Arizona, USA en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Earth and Planetary Sciences en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences en_US
dc.description.advisor McFadden, Leslie
dc.description.advisor Scuderi, Louis
dc.description.committee-member Meyer, Grant
dc.description.committee-member McAuliffe, Joseph


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