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TitleAn inventory of active sand dunes and blowouts in the Prairie Provinces, Canada
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorWolfe, S AORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6680, 2010; 1 CD-ROM, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
MediaCD-ROM; digital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is related to Late Quaternary eolian deposits of northern North America: Age and extent
File formatreadme
File formatpdf (Adobe Acrobate Reader); txt; doc; xls; dbf; kmz
ProvinceAlberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba
NTS62; 63; 64; 72; 73; 74; 82; 83; 84
AreaCanadian Prairies
Lat/Long WENS-120.0000 -96.0000 60.0000 49.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; sedimentology; Nature and Environment; dunes; landforms; sands; eolian deposits; sediment transport; sediment distribution; sediments; loess; radiocarbon dating; depositional history; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationstables; screen captures; location maps
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience
Released2010 11 16
AbstractThis open file provides an inventory of open sand areas, including active dunes and blowouts throughout the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The inventory and database were prepared to fulfill specific requests for identification of habitat for species reliant on native open sand. The accompanying spreadsheet in Excel and dBase format can be used in a GIS to place areas of active dunes onto digital maps for referencing. In addition, files provided in KMZ format may be imported into Google Earth for locating areas of active sand within sand hills areas. The primary purpose of this inventory is to approximate the location and size of native open sand in the Prairie Provinces for present and future reference, given the rapid rates of historical stabilization of these sandy areas.

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