Aeolian origin of interdune lakes in the Badain Jaran Desert, China

@article{Wang2016AeolianOO,
  title={Aeolian origin of interdune lakes in the Badain Jaran Desert, China},
  author={Zhen-Ting Wang and Tian Chen and Sicong Liu and Zhongping Lai},
  journal={Arabian Journal of Geosciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={1-4}
}
The coexistence of megadunes and interdune lakes is a unique landscape in the Badain Jaran Desert. Its formation mechanism is an open question. Two necessary conditions for a lake are water and basin. Different from various previous works focusing on water source, here, the lake basin origin is investigated. The chronological, geomorphological, and aerodynamic evidences support that the elongated lakes in the southeastern margin of the desert are aeolian lakes. 
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