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Bridging the gap between field data and global models: current strategies in aeolian research

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Modern global models of earth-atmosphere-ocean processes are becoming increasingly sophisticated but still require validation against empirical data and observations. This commentary reports on international initiatives amongst aeolian researchers that seek to combine fi eld-based data sets and geomorphological frameworks for improving the quality of data available to constrain and validate global models. These include a second iteration of the Dust Indicators and Records from Terrestrial Marine Palaeoenvironments (DIRTMAP2) database, the Digital Atlas of Sand Seas and Dunefi elds of the World and a new geomorphologybased land surface map produced by the QUEST (Quantifying Uncertainties in the Earth System) Working Group on Dust.

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  • Social Sciences

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  • Geography and Environment

Citation

BULLARD, J., 2010. Bridging the gap between field data and global models: current strategies in aeolian research. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35 (4), pp. 496-499.

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© Wiley

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SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

Publication date

2010

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This is the pre-peer-reviewed version of an article submitted for publication in the journal, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms [© Wiley], which has been published in its final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.1958

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1096-9837

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en

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