Tchakerian, Vatche individual record

Desert Geomorphology: Sand dune processes and dynamics

Mineral aerosols and desert dust

Aeolian palaeoenvironments

Alluvial fan processes and modeling

Stone pavements

Coastal Geomorphology: Nearshore sedimentation

Coastal dune processes and management

Landscape ecology and geomorphology

Quaternary Environments: Southwestern USA and Northern Mexico

selected publications
Academic Articles9
  • Barrineau, P., & Tchakerian, V. P (2022). Geomorphology and dynamics of a coastal transgressive dune system, central California. Physical Geography. 43(1), 122-144.
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  • DeChant, L., Pease, P., & Tchakerian, V. P (2021). Alluvial fan morphology: A self-similar free boundary problem description. Geomorphology. 375, 107532-107532.
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  • Pease, P. P., Bierly, G. D., Tchakerian, V. P., & Tindale, N. W (1999). Mineralogical characterization and transport pathways of dune sand using Landsat TM data, Wahiba Sand Sea, Sultanate of Oman. Geomorphology. 29(3-4), 235-249.
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  • Tchakerian, V. P. (2015). HYDROLOGY, FLOODS AND DROUGHTS | Deserts and Desertification. Pyle, J., & Zhang, F. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences. 185-192. Elsevier.
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  • Tchakerian, V., & Pease, P. (2015). The Critical Zone in Desert Environments. Developments in Earth Surface Processes. Developments in Earth Surface Processes. 449-472. Elsevier.
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  • Tchakerian, V. P. (2009). Palaeoclimatic Interpretations From Desert Dunes and Sediments. Geomorphology of Desert Environments. 757-772. Springer Netherlands.
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  • Tchakerian, V. P. (1999). Dune Palaeoenvironments. Goudie, A. S., Livingstone, I., & Stokes, S. (Eds.), Aeolian environments, sediments, and landforms. John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • Zimbelman, J. R., Williams, S. H., & Tchakerian, V. P. (1995). Sand Transport Paths in the Mojave Desert, Southwestern United States. Tchakerian, V. P. (Eds.), Desert Aeolian Processes. 101-129. Springer Netherlands.
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Conference Papers3
  • Pease, P. P., & Tchakerian, V. P. (2003). Geochemistry of sediments from Quaternary sand ramps in the southeastern Mojave Desert, California. Quaternary International. 104(1), 19-29.
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  • Pease, P. P., Tchakerian, V. P., & Tindale, N. W (1998). Aerosols over the Arabian Sea: geochemistry and source areas for aeolian desert dust. Journal of Arid Environments. 39(3), 477-496.
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  • Rendell, H. M., Lancaster, N., & Tchakerian, V. P. (1994). Luminescence dating of late quaternary aeolian deposits at Dale Lake and Cronese Mountains, Mojave Desert, California. Quaternary Science Reviews. 13(5-7), 417-422.
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Texas A&M University; Geography; 3147 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3147