(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

A field study of mean and turbulent flow characteristics upwind, over and downwind of barchan dunes

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BADDOCK M.C. (1) ; WIGGS G.F.S. (2) ; LIVINGSTONE I. (3) ;
(1) Wind Erosion and Water Conservation Research Unit, United States Dept. of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, Lubbock, ETATS-UNIS
(2) School of Geography and the Environment, Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) School of Science and Technology, Univ., Northampton, ROYAUME-UNI


The aims of this paper are to present detailed measurements of turbulence (represented here by Reynold stresses) for 2 exemplar barchans in the Skeleton Coast dunefield, Namibia; to assess the effect on turbulent stress estimates of data correction by rotation to flow streamlines; to consider the implications of these flow data for the geomorphological development of barchan dunes; to compare the results from this study with previous investigations in the field, in wind tunnels and in software models


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no11 [pp. 1435-1448]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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