(ZzyzxWorkshop on Response of Aeolian Processes to Global Change en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Airflow up the stoss slope of sand dunes: limitations of current understanding

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX, ETATS-UNIS


For this study, airflow over sand dunes (at Padre Island, Texas, The Algodones, California, and White Sands, New Mexico) was measured in order to discern the effect of slope on airflow profiles and the significance of this effect on calculated rates of sediment transport. The results of this study, which largely confirm some earlier work regarding the structure of airflow up dunes, srtrongly emphasize the inadequacies of traditional approaches to the determination of shear stress on duunes and have implications for theoretical models that have been developed for saltation



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. 47-54]

Bibliographic references : 31 ref.



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