24. Future Climate Change and Arid Zone Geomorphology

  1. David S. G. Thomas
  1. Richard Washington and
  2. David S. G. Thomas

Published Online: 13 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710777.ch24

Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition

Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition

How to Cite

Washington, R. and Thomas, D. S. G. (2011) Future Climate Change and Arid Zone Geomorphology, in Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition (ed D. S. G. Thomas), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470710777.ch24

Editor Information

  1. School of Geography and Environment, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Geography and Environment, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470519080

Online ISBN: 9780470710777

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Keywords:

  • future climate change and arid zone geomorphology;
  • climate change, impact on arid zones - the Late Quaternary, rates of change in arid zone geomorphology;
  • climate change projections - basis and uncertainties;
  • methods of establishing climate change impact - in arid zones;
  • dynamism, and sensitivity of dune systems - to climate changes;
  • trimonthly dune system activity status - in the Kalahari, southern Africa;
  • climate change and dust - numerical models simulating the dust cycle;
  • dust models, effectively unconstrained - at dust source regions;
  • climate change and fluvial systems - arid zone geomorphology, impact of climate change;
  • few scenarios, for future geomorphological change developed - a ‘major research priority’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Climate change projections: basis and uncertainties

  • Overview of global climate change projections in the context of arid zones

  • Climate change and dunes

  • Climate change and dust

  • Climate change and fluvial systems

  • Conclusions

  • References