Aridic Soils and Geomorphic Processes

Proceedings of the International Conference of the International Society of Soil Science
Jerusalem, Israel, March 29-April 4, 1981

Ed.: Dan H. Yaalon

1982. 219 pages, Catena ISBN 978-3-923381-00-5, US-ISBN 1-59326-209-4, 17x24cm, 620 g
Language: English

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geomorphologylandformdesertificationsoil formationarid climate


Synopsis top ↑

The present collection of 12 papers ranges from introductory general reviews to a number of detailed, process oriented, regional and local studies, related to the distribution of aridic soils and duricrusts in landscapes of three continents. It is followed by three papers on modelling and laboratory studies of geomorphic processes significant in aridic landscapes. It is rounded up by a methodological study of landform-vegetation relationships and a regional study of desertification.

Table of Contents top ↑

G.G.C. Claridge & I.B. Campbell: A comparison between hot and cold desertsoils and soil processes 1
R.L. Guthrie: Distribution of great groups of aridisois in the
United States 29
M.A. Summerfield: Distribution, nature land probable genesis of silcrete
in arid and semi—arid Southern Africa 37
W.D. Blümel: Calcretes in Namibia and SE—Spain
Relations to substratum, soil formation and
geomorphic factors 67
E.G. Hallsworth, J.A Beattie & W.E. Darley: Formation of soils in an aridic environment
Western New South Wales, Australia 83
J. Dan & D.H. Yaalon: Automorphic saline soils in Israel 103
R. Zaidenberg, J. Dan & H. Koyumdjisky: The influence of parent material, relief and exposure on soil formation in the arid region of eastern Samaria 117
J. Savat: Common and uncommon selectivity in the process of fluid transportation: field observations and laboratory experiments on bare surfaces 139
M. Logie:
Influence of roughness elements and soil moisture on the resistance of sand to wind erosion 161
M.I. Whitney & J.F. Splettstoesser: Ventifacts and their formation: Darwin Mountains, Antarctica 175
M.B. Satterwhite & J. Ehlen: Landform—vegetation relationships in the
northern Chihuahuan Desert 195
H.K Barth: Accelerated erosion of fossil dunes in the Gourma region (Mali) as a manifestation of desertification 211