1974

The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes

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ISBN: 978-94-009-5684-1 (Print) 978-94-009-5682-7 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv

  2. The Physics of Grain Movement

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      Pages 1-9

      Sand and Dust

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      Pages 10-24

      The Behaviour of Sand Grains in the Air

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      Pages 25-37

      Wind-Tunnel Observations

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      Pages 38-56

      The Surface Wind

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      Pages 57-76

      The Effect of Sand Movement on the Surface Wind

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      Pages 77-84

      Confirmatory Measurements in the Desert

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      Pages 85-95

      Threshold Speed and Grain Size

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      Pages 96-106

      Summary of the Physics of Grain Movement in air

  3. Small-Scale Effects. Grain Size Distribution. Surface Ripples and Ridges

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      Pages 107-124

      Grading Diagrams

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      Pages 125-143

      Grading Changes in Non-Uniform Sand

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      Pages 144-166

      Small-Scale Sand Forms. Transverse Ripples and Ridges

  4. Large-Scale Effects. Sand Accumulation. Dunes. Internal Structures, Etc.

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      Pages 167-187

      Large-Scale Phenomena. The Conditions of Growth of a Flat Sand Surface

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      Pages 188-207

      Large-Scale Phenomena. Sand Shadows and Drifts. General Considerations Regarding Dune Shape

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      Pages 208-221

      The Barchan Dune

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      Pages 222-235

      The Longitudinal or Seif Dune. Whale-Backs and Miscellaneous Forms

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      Pages 236-246

      The Internal Structure of Sand Deposits

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      Pages 247-256

      ‘Singing Sands’

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 257-265