The temperate East Asian drylands, featuring the vast Gobi desert, sand seas, semi-arid dune fields, and loess landscapes, are marked by frequent wind-blown sand and dust activities. This region is also influenced by summer monsoons and westerlies, which bring moisture and support vegetation. These factors collectively shape the region's unique desert and loess landscape. This area exemplifies the interaction of Earth's surface system components and draws significant research interest due to its sensitivity to climate change and human impact. This special issue calls for studies on the formation and dynamics of East Asia's aeolian landforms, and the application of novel methods in aeolian geomorphology.
Dr. Zhiwei Xu, PhDSchool of Geography and Ocean Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China(Arid Zone Geomorphology, Paleoclimatology, Quaternary Geology, Remote Sensing Applications, Environmental Interactions, Global Environmental Change)
Prof. Dr. Liyang Xiong, PhDSchool of Geography, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China(Loess Landform, Landform Evolution Modeling, GIS, Geomorphometry)
Prof. Dr. Benli Liu, PhDDepartment of Desert and Desertification, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China(Wind erosion, desert landform, control of wind-blown sand, Desertification)
Prof. Dr. Deguo Zhang, PhDSchool of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China(Aeolian Geomorphology, Dune Morphodynamic, Paleoenvironment in Desert)