Dune Worlds

How Windblown Sand Shapes Planetary Landscapes

  • Ralph D. Lorenz
  • James R. Zimbelman

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Geophysical Sciences book sub series (GEOPHYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 3-14
  3. Dune Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 17-25
    3. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 27-37
    4. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 39-54
    5. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 55-73
    6. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 75-92
    7. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 93-102
    8. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 103-106
    9. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 107-113
    10. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 115-118
  4. Dune Worlds

    1. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 121-134
    2. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 135-155
    3. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 157-167
    4. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 169-176
    5. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 177-180
  5. Dune Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Ralph D. Lorenz, James R. Zimbelman
      Pages 183-202

About this book

Introduction

Four major developments in dune research have occurred in recent years.

  • Following the discovery of dunes on Saturn’s moon, Titan, a whole new dimension has been added to aeolian studies.
  • The vast amounts of data now coming in from Mars bring a new perspective to the abundant dunes on that planet.
  • In the last decade, radar methods and high-resolution imaging have revolutionized the global observation of Earth’s dunes.
  • New instrumentation has improved field study capabilities, and powerful computational tools have opened new methods of simulating dune formation and evolution.  

Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs and figures, many in color, Dune Worlds covers all these developments to provide a unique and comprehensive overview of dunes, how we study them, and how they relate to their planetary environments.

Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs and figures, many in color, Dune Worlds covers all these developments to provide a unique and comprehensive overview of dunes, how we study them, and how they relate to their planetary environments.

 

Keywords

Dune landscapes Mars Remote sensing Sand transport Titan

Authors and affiliations

  • Ralph D. Lorenz
    • 1
  • James R. Zimbelman
    • 2
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins University Lab. Applied PhysicsLaurelUSA
  2. 2.National Air & Space Museum Smithsonian InstitutionWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89725-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-89724-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-89725-5
  • About this book