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Document title

The role of streamline curvature in sand dune dynamics: evidence from field and wind tunnel measurements

published at : Special Issue. Response of aeolian processes to global change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WIGGS G.F.S. (1) ; LIVINGSTONE I. ; WARREN A. ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, ROYAUME-UNI

Abstract

Field measurements on an unvegetated, 10 m high barchan dune in Oman are compared with measurements over a 1:200 scale fixed model in a wind tunnel. This particularly concerns the determination of the pattern of shear stress on the windward slope. The collected data and comparisons are used to elucidate the nature of dune dynamics and methods of research. Using the occurrence of streamline curvature as a starting point, a new 2-D model of dune dynamics is deduced

Source

Congrès

Workshop on Response of Aeolian Processes to Global Change, Zzyzx , ETATS-UNIS (24/03/1994)

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 17, no 1-3 [pp. 29-46]

Bibliographic references : 56 ref.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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