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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

Author(s)

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

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Volume 2 - August 2013 (08)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Google Earth, Dune Motion, Satellite Images, GIMP, Image Processing

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