3. Climatic Frameworks: Legacies from the Past

  1. David S. G. Thomas
  1. David S. G. Thomas and
  2. Sallie L. Burrough

Published Online: 13 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710777.ch3

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

Thomas, D. S. G. and Burrough, S. L. (2011) Climatic Frameworks: Legacies from the Past, 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.ch3

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:

  • climatic frameworks - legacies from the past;
  • arid zone fluctuations in the past - and its significance;
  • ancient desert sediments, and different dune types - bedding structures in rock records;
  • criteria, for identification of arid zone sediments;
  • deserts - ‘remarkable repositories of [Quaternary] palaeoclimatic information’;
  • active and ancient aeolian sands - and possible differences;
  • terrestrially-derived sediments, in ocean cores - timing, intensity and extent of quaternary arid zone extensions;
  • methods, in estimation of age - rock varnish formation;
  • dating arid zone fluctuations - chronology of arid zone expansions and contractions, and absolute dating techniques;
  • Bowler and Wasson's (1984) concept - ‘geomorphological inheritance,’ environmental change influencing geomorphological response

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The significance of arid zone fluctuations in the past

  • Dating arid zone fluctuations

  • Climatic interpretations and issues

  • Conclusions

  • References