Dynamical Processes on Desert Pavements and the Healing of Suficial Disturbances
Mature desert pavements are traditionally regarded as hallmarks of stability, but their stability is dynamic, not static. In a study aimed at documenting this dynamic stability and its role in healing surface disturbances, experiments were performed over a 5-yr period on small cleared patches, or plats, on pavement surfaces in Panamint Valley, California.
Haff, P.K., and B.T. Werner. 1996. Dynamical processes on desert pavements and the healing of suficial disturbances. Quaternary Research 45(4):38-46.