(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

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An experimental study on the ripple-dune transition

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Flume experiments were conducted on different bed stages across the ripple-dune transition. As flow velocity increases, an initially flat bed surface (made of fairly uniform sandy material) is gradually transformed into a two-dimensional rippled bed. With further increase in velocity, two-dimensional ripples are replaced by irregular, linguoid ripples. As the average velocity necessary for the ripple-dune transition to occur is imposed on the bed surface, these non-equilibrium linguoid ripples are further transformed into larger, two-dimensional dunes. For each of these stages across the transition, a concrete mould of the bed was created and the flow structure above each fixed bed surface investigated


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 26, no6 [pp. 615-629]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

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