A Case Study of Moving Sand Dunes: The Barchans of the Kharga Oasis

A Case Study of Moving Sand Dunes: The Barchans of the Kharga Oasis

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Author(s): Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.241 921 2051 95-97 Volume 2 - Aug 2013


Recently we have proposed the use of the time series of Google Earth to investigate the motion of sand dunes. In this paper we consider a case study, applying the method to some barchans of the Kharga Oasis. To evaluate the motion of these dunes as a function of their size we use Gimp, a GNU image processing software.


Google Earth, Dune motion, Satellite images, GIMP, Image processing


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