Chapter 19: Deserts and Winds

Further Study

Desert arch (E.J. Tarbuck)We have made a concerted effort to search the Web for relevant material, but no matter how hard we try, there will always be more information available than we can possibly examine.

However, the following list contains links to many of the most interesting and informative Web sites related to topics explored in the chapter that we were able to locate. Check them out, but make sure you come back to do more investigating when you're done.

Arid Lands Links

This Central Michigan University site, maintained by Dr. Mark Francek, lists several good links to sites containing information relative to topics discussed in the chapter.
Convention to Combat Desertification

This site has reports of the Convention to Combat Desertification held in Rome, Italy in Fall 1997.
Desertification and Land Degradation (CIESIN)

Here are some links to several sites related to desertification and land degradation.
Mud cracks, Mojave desert (Courtesy of the National Park Service)
Desert Links (NAGT)

An extensive listing of desert links is arranged by topic from the National Association of Geology Teachers (NAGT).
Desert Research Institute

The home page of the Desert Research Institute in Nevada features information on arid areas and links to related WWW sites.
Deserts: Geology and Resources (USGS)

This is an excellent site that presents information about desert landforms, climates, etc. from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Eolian Landforms of the Central Andes

This site provides a study of wind-produced (eolian) landforms of the central Andes conducted at Cornell University.
Geology Central

This site includes one of the most extensive lists of geology-related sites available online.
Global Hydrology and Climate Center (NASA)

The Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHCC) is a joint venture between government and academia to study the global water cycle and its effect on climate.
Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Colorado

This site contains a brief explanation of the geology and origin of the sand at Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Colorado.
Space shuttle view of Tifernine dunes, Algeria (NASA)
Lost City of Arabia (NOVA Online)

A NOVA documentary on locating the lost city of Ubar, Arabia uses remote sensing techniques.
National Parks: State Listing

This site offers links to national parks, national monuments, etc.

The TopoZone bills itself as the Web's center for recreational and professional topographic map users. Here you can interactively view topographic maps from the entire United States.
Wind Erosion

Wind erosion research and information is from the United States Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service Wind Erosion Laboratory at Kansas State University.
World Drylands Exhibit

This site contains an electronic exhibit about the world's drylands.

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