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Dust Devils

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  • Offers a collection of authoritative invited review articles on the captivating topic of dust devils on Earth and now also on Mars
  • Presents and interdisciplinary view on the topic
  • Discusses the impact of dust devils on the terrestrial climate

Part of the book series: Space Sciences Series of ISSI (SSSI, volume 59)

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About this book

This volume reviews both historical and current studies of desert whirlwinds called dust devils on Earth and Mars. These include field measurements, orbital observations, modelling of dust devil formation and structure, studies of their population and statistics, and their atmospheric and climate impact.

Dust devils have captivated humankind since antiquity, and yet also assume importance in that most modern of activities, planetary exploration.  The close investigation of the planet Mars by an armada of spacecraft in the last couple of decades has stimulated extensive research on these desert whirlwinds, supported by improvements in field instrumentation on Earth, laboratory experiments and powerful numerical simulations.  This convergence of capability and interest stimulated the workshop 'Dust Devils on Mars and Earth', conceived by Dennis Reiss, Ralph Lorenz, Matt Balme, Lynn D. Neakrase, Angelo Pio Rossi, Aymeric Spiga and John Zarnecki, held under the auspicesof the International Space Science Institute in Bern, Switzerland, during the week of February 16–20, 2015.  The workshop drew not only planetary scientists, for whom terrestrial dust devils are a convenient proxy for their Martian cousins, but also scientists studying the impact of dust on the terrestrial climate.

Originally published in Space Science Reviews, Volume 203, Issue 1-4, November 2016

Keywords

  • desert whirlwinds
  • impact of dust on terrestrial climate
  • Martian dust devils
  • Terrestrial dust devils
  • Dust devil studies

Editors and Affiliations

  • Münster, Germany

    Dennis Reiss

  • Space Department, JHU Applied Physics Lab Space Department, LAUREL, USA

    Ralph Lorenz

  • Open University, Dept. of Physical Sciences Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

    Matthew Balme

  • Astronomy, New Mexico State University Astronomy, LAS CRUCES, USA

    Lynn Neakrase

  • Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany

    Angelo Pio Rossi

  • Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Paris, France

    Aymeric Spiga

  • International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland

    John Zarnecki

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Dust Devils

  • Editors: Dennis Reiss, Ralph Lorenz, Matthew Balme, Lynn Neakrase, Angelo Pio Rossi, Aymeric Spiga, John Zarnecki

  • Series Title: Space Sciences Series of ISSI

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-024-1133-1Published: 07 July 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-024-1495-0Published: 09 September 2018

  • Series ISSN: 1385-7525

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 426

  • Number of Illustrations: 73 b/w illustrations, 102 illustrations in colour

  • Additional Information: Originally published in Space Science Reviews, Volume 203, Issue 1-4, November 2016

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