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Eolian landscape evolution and soil formation in the Chaco dune field, southern Colorado Plateau, New Mexico

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Stephen G Wells, Leslie D McFadden, and J D Schultz, Eolian landscape evolution and soil formation in the Chaco dune field, southern Colorado Plateau, New Mexico: .

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Eolian deposits of the Chaco dune field cover a broad expanse of the southeastern Colorado Plateau in New Mexico and comprise a large part of the late Quaternary sedimentary record in this region. The primary eolian landforms include sand sheets, parabolic and modified parabolic dunes, barchan-barchanoid dune complexes, and ridge dunes. Many of the eolian landforms in the Chaco dune field have remained stable over a sufficiently long time to permit soil development. Weakly to moderately developed calcic soils, which formed in eolian deposits of mid-Holocene and latest Pleistocene age, possess clay-enriched, weak argillic B horizons. These soils have been buried progressively by younger eolian sediments, forming regionally correlative [...]

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