Ten. A History of Inland Dunes
Published Online: 27 MAR 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History
How to Cite
Warren, A. (2013) A History of Inland Dunes, in Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118295786.ch10
- Published Online: 27 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 20 MAY 2013
Print ISBN: 9781444339697
Online ISBN: 9781118295786
- dune historiography;
- inland dunes
This chapter begins with a short account of a very long span of dune history (before the Quaternary). The core of the chapter is a discussion about dune historiography, which explores the degree of confidence that can be placed in what follows, which is a longer account of the dunes of a much shorter period (the Quaternary). There are three populations of dunes here: the oldest are the most widely spaced; their slopes are the most degraded, and the colour of their sand is the reddest; their orientation is north-easterly. OSL shows their age to be between 25,000 and 15,000 years old (the Late Pleistocene). The remainder of the series, which was formed in the Holocene, is discussed shortly.