Late Quaternary eolian dynamics, Mojave Desert, California Academic Article uri icon


  • Changes in climate may impact eolian sediment transport systems via changes in sediment supply, availability, and mobility. Relations between periods of eolian accumulation and stabilization and the proxy record of paleohydrologic changes in the east-central Mojave Desert suggest that climatically driven variations in sediment supply from fluvial and/or lacustrine sources played a major role in determining the duration and timing of periods of late Pleistocene and Holocene eolian activity. Changes in sediment availability and mobility resulting from climatic changes that affected the region played a less important role. 2003 Geological Society of America.

published proceedings

  • Special Paper of the Geological Society of America

author list (cited authors)

  • Lancaster, N., & Tchakerian, V. P.

citation count

  • 38

publication date

  • January 2003