(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Diurnal patterns of blowing sand

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

STOUT J.E. (1) ;
(1) USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Lubbock, ETATS-UNIS


Here an attempt has been made to explore this dynamic aeolian process using a new method for monitoring the diurnal pattern of blowing sand. This technique involves detecting blowing sand with a fast responding piezoelectric saltation sensor to determine the movement of saltating grains and its temporal variability. Measurements taken over a seven-month period on the high plains of the Llano Estacado of West Texas and eastern New Mexico suggest that sand movement tends to occur more frequently during daylight hours with a peak in aeolian activity occurring in the afternoon between 14:00 and 15:00 Local Standard Time


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no3 [pp. 314-318]

Bibliographic references : 14 ref.

Collation : 5 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1919

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