The aeolian sedimentation record of the Thar desert

  title={The aeolian sedimentation record of the Thar desert},
  author={A. Singhvi and A. Kar},
  journal={Journal of Earth System Science},
  • A. Singhvi, A. Kar
  • Published 2004
  • Geology
  • Journal of Earth System Science
  • A review of the aeolian sedimentary record of the Thar desert is presented. This includes a regional survey of the major dune forms, their genesis and their relationship to climate and other regional landforms. A key aspect of this work is the chronometry of the dunes using luminescence methods. Luminescence dating of sand has enabled quantification of the duration of the phases of sand aggradation and quiescence, time scales of dune migration and the dating of pedogenic carbonates. We… CONTINUE READING
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