Aeolian-fluvial interactions in dryland environments: examples, concepts and Australia case study

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Bullard, Joanna E
McTainsh, Grant H
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Bruce W Atkinson

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2003
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Over the past 10 to 15 years there has been a rising interest in interactions between aeolian and fluvial processes from geomorphologists and sedimentologists. This reflects recognition of the limitations of a reductionist perspective examining single process systems in understanding landform and landscape development. This paper focuses on the rise of aeolian-fluvial interaction research in dryland environments. We first explore the background to the contemporary situation then review existing research on aeolian-fluvial interactions at global/regional and local scales. From this review it is suggested that landscape sensitivity, or the effectiveness of links between the process systems, spatial environmental transitions and temporal environmental change are the three main driving forces determining the geomorpho-logical significance of aeolian-fluvial interactions. The importance of the first two of these driving forces is explored in more detail using Australia as a case study. We conclude by highlighting some future possible research directions in this field.

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Progress in Physical Geography: an international review of geographical work in the natural and environmental sciences

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27

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3

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Physical geography and environmental geoscience

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