Nicholas Lancaster

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Author: Nicholas Lancaster

Nicholas Lancaster is a leading expert on desert sand dunes, and Emeritus Research Professor from the Desert Research Institute, USA. He has worked on desert dunes in Africa (Namib, Kalahari, northern and western Sahara), Arabia, Antarctica, and the western United States (Mojave and Sonoran Deserts). His research focuses on dune dynamics and morphology, the application of remote sensing, ground penetaring radar and optical dating, and the impacts of climate change on desert regions. He has won multiple awards including the Farouk El-Baz Award from the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of the Geological Society of America (2001), the NSHE Regent's Researcher Award (2007), and the Liu Tungshen Medal from the International Quaternary Association (INQUA, 2019).

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