Soil System Sciences

Soils at Imaggeo: Sand dunes at the east shore of Lake Michigan, USA

Simon Schneider, R&D Programme GEOTECHNOLOGIEN , Potsdam – Germany

Sand dunes at the east shore of Lake Michigan, USA, by Simon Schneider. Click to see the original picture at Imaggeo.

The coastal sand dunes along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan make up the largest collection of freshwater coastal dunes in the world.
They provide valuable information that will help to manage and protect them and yields important insights into both the development of coastal dunes in general and climate change in Michigan over the last 5000 years.
The picture has been taken during an field trip associated to the National Workshop on Interpretation by the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) in 2004 in Van Buren State Park, Michigan, USA.

This post was also published simultaneously in G-Soil.

Antonio Jordán is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Seville and coordinator of the MED Soil Research Group. Antonio’s research focusses on rainfall-induced soil erosion processes, the effects of wildfires on soil properties and soil degradation in Mediterranean areas. He is an active members of the Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), which coordinates the scientific programme on soil sciences.