The European Physical Journal E

, 36:138

Electrification of wind-blown sand: Recent advances and key issues

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DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2013-13138-4

Cite this article as:
Zheng, XJ. Eur. Phys. J. E (2013) 36: 138. doi:10.1140/epje/i2013-13138-4

Abstract

In this paper, we summarize the recent advances on the electrification of wind-blown sand. Some of the outstanding questions, such as the interpretation of the electrification of wind-blown sand, measurements on and models of the features of the wind-blown sand E-fields, as well as their effect on the wind-blown sand flux and electromagnetic wave propagation, are reviewed. We end by highlighting the challenges that remain.

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© EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Mechanics on Western Disaster and EnvironmentLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina
  2. 2.College of Civil Engineering and MechanicsLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina