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Kevin White

Photograph of Kevin White
  • Undergraduate teaching: geographical techniques, monitoring the Earth from space

Areas of interest

  • Dryland geomorphology, in particular fluvial and aeolian processes, weathering, soils and geochemistry.
  • Remote sensing, in particular processing of optical and radar data for studying environmental processes.


Earlier publications

Bullard, J.E. and White, K. (2002) Quantifying iron oxide coatings on dune sands using spectrometric measurements: an example from the Simpson-Strzelecki Desert, Australia. Journal of Geophysical Research, 107 B6, pp. ECV5 1-11 (DOI 10.1029/2001JB000454)

White, K., Livingstone, I., Gurney, S., Dearing, J., and Bateman, M. (2002) Post-processing of mineral mixture maps for mapping surficial materials: the example of the Matmata loess, southern Tunisia. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 3091-3106.

Ferrier, G., White, K., Griffiths, G.H., Bryant, R. and Stefouli, M. (2002) The mapping of hydrothermal alteration zones on the island of Lesvos, Greece, using an integrated remote sensing dataset. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 341-356.

El-Asmar, H.M. and White, K. (2002) Changes in coastal sediment transport processes due to construction of New Damietta Harbour, Nile Delta, Egypt. Coastal Engineering, 46, 127-138.

Mattingly, D.J., Brooks, N., Cole, F., Dore, J., Drake, N., Leone, A., Hay, S., McKaren, S., Newson, P., Parton, H., Pelling, R., Preston, J., Reynolds, T., Schrüfer-Kolb, I., Thomas, D., Tindall, A., Townsend, A. and White, K. (2001) The Fezzan Project 2001: Preliminary report on the fifth season of work. Libyan Studies, 32, 133-153.

Eckardt F.D., Drake N.A., Goudie A.S., White, K., Viles H. (2001) The role of playas in the formation of pedogenic gypsum crusts of the Central Namib Desert, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 26, 1177-1193

White, K., Gouldie, A.S., Parker, A. and Al-Farraj, A. (2001) Mapping the geochemistry of the northern Rub' Al Khali using multispectral remote sensing techniques. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 26, 735-748

Dearing, J.A., Livingstone, I.P., Bateman, M.D., and White, K. (2001) Palaeoclimate records from OIS8.0-5.4 recorded in loess-palaeosol sequences on the Matmata Plateau, southern Tunisia, based on mineral magnetism and new luminescence dating. Quaternary International, 76/77, 43-56

Goudie, A.S., Parker, A.G., Bull, P.A., White, K. and Al-Farraj, A. (2000) Desert loess in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Journal of Arid Environments, 46, 123-135.

Goudie, A.S., Colls, A., Stokes, S., Parker, A., White, K. and Al-Farraj, A. (2000) Latest Pleistocene and Holocene dune construction at the north-eastern edge of the Rub Al Khali, United Arab Emirates. Sedimentology, 47, 1011-1021.

Mattingly, D.J., Al-Mashai, M., Balcombe, P., Barnett, T., Brooks, N.P.J., Cole, F., Dore, J., Drake, N.A., Edwards, D., Hawthorne, J., Helm, R., Leone, A., McLaren, S.J., Pelling, R., Preston, J., Reynolds, T., Townsend, A., Wilson, A.I. and White, K. (2000) The Fezzan Project 2000: Preliminary report on the fourth season of work. Libyan Studies, 31, 103-120

Wang, J., White, K. and Robinson, G.J. (2000) Estimating surface net solar radiation by use of Landsat-5 TM and digital elevation models. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21, pp. 31-43.

White, K. (1999) Remote sensing for palaeoenvironmental studies in drylands. Chapter 2 in Singhvi, A.K. and Derbyshire, E. (Eds.) Palaeoenvironmental Studies in Arid Lands. New Delhi: Oxford and IBH Publishing Co., pp. 27-39.

White, K. and El Asmar, H.M. (1999) Monitoring changing position of coastlines using Thematic Mapper imagery, an example from the Nile Delta. Geomorphology, 29, pp. 93-105.

White, K., Bryant, R. and Drake, N.A. (1998) Techniques for measuring rock weathering: application to a dated fan segment sequence in southern Tunisia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 23, pp. 1031-1043.

White, K., Walden, J., Drake, N.A., Eckardt, F. and Settle, J.J. (1997) Mapping the iron oxide content of dune sands, Namib sand sea, Namibia, using Landsat Thematic Mapper data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 62, pp. 30-39.

White, K. and Walden, J. (1997) The rate of iron oxide enrichment in arid zone alluvial fan soils, Tunisian Southern Atlas, measured by mineral magnetic techniques. Catena, 30, pp. 215-227.

Walden, J. and White, K. (1997) Investigation of the controls on dune colour in the Namib sand sea using mineral magnetic analyses. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 152, pp. 187-201.

Eckardt, F. and White K. (1997) Human induced disruption of stone pavement surfaces in the Central Namib Desert, Namibia: observations from Landsat Thematic Mapper. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 18, pp. 3305-3310.

White, K., Drake, N.A. and Walden, J. (1997) Remote sensing for mapping palaeosurfaces on the basis of surficial chemistry: a mixed pixel approach. In Widdowson, M. (Ed.) Palaeosurfaces: Recognition, Reconstruction and Palaeoenvironmental Interpretation. Geological Society Special Publication 120, pp. 283-293.

Walden, J., White, K. and Drake, N.A. (1996) Controls on dune colour in the Namib sand sea: preliminary results. Journal of African Earth Sciences 22, pp. 349-353.

White, K. and Hockey, B. (1996) 7 October 1995 eruption of Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand, observed by NOAA AVHRR. International Journal of Remote Sensing 17, pp. 1617-1622.