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The onset of dune formation in the Strzelecki Desert, South Australia

Lomax, J; Hilgers, A; Wopfner, H; Grun, Rainer; Twidale, C; Radtke, Ulrich


This study is concerned with the Late Quaternary climatic chronology of the Strzelecki Desert dunefields in central Australia. The sand ridges comprise layers of quartz sand, some of which include palaeosol horizons with carbonated rootlets providing excellent opportunity for dating of alternations of dune building and stability by using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL). Deduced from the OSL age of the oldest aeolian layer dated, we conclude that the onset of aridity dates back to at...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/S0277-3791(03)00059-3


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