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Monitoring and analysis of sand dune movement and growth on the Navajo Nation, southwestern United States

We combine long-term records from aerial photographs, detailed mapping using survey-grade GPS, and ground-based lidar with meteorological monitoring. Sand dune migration rates are currently about 35 meters per year.

by Redsteer, Margaret Hiza; Bogle, Rian C.; and Vogel, John M.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3085
This publication is available only as a PDF document.
Related topics:
GPS measurement, LIDAR, Aerial photography, Geomorphology, Hazards, Land surface characteristics, Sand deposits, Sediment transport, Wind, Dunes
States or counties
Coconino, Navajo
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