The Badain Jaran desert: remote sensing investigations.

A. S. Walker, J. W. Olsen, Bagen

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Approximately half the Badain Jaran desert in the north-western Alashan Plain of northern China is a sand sea. The remainder is gravel or bedrock. The north-western border of the desert is a playa. The desert has been imaged by both Landsat and the Shuttle Imaging Radar (SIR-A). -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-210
Number of pages6
JournalGeographical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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