Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunes

  • Almost encyclopedic in its coverage of topics

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It is more than half a century since the publication of R. A. Bagnold’s classic book The physics of blown sand and desert dunes, and it is a tribute to the quality of Bagnold’s work that many of the fundamental principles which he developed - main valid today. His book continues to be essential reading for any serious s- dent of aeolian processes. However, the past two decades have seen an explosion in the scale of research dealing with aeolian transport processes, sediments, and landforms. Some of this work has been summarized in review papers and edited conference proceedings, but this book provides the rst attempt to review the whole eld of aeolian sand research. Inevitably, it has not been possible to cover all - pects in equal depth, and the balance of included material naturally re ects the - thors’ own interests to a signi cant degree. However, our aim has been to provide as broad a perspective as possible, and to provide an entry point to an extensive mul- disciplinary scienti c literature, some of which has not been given the attention it deserves in earlier textbooks and review papers. Many examples are drawn from existing published work, but the book also makes extensive use of our own research in the Middle East, Australia, Europe, and North America. The book has been written principally for use by advanced undergraduates, po- graduates, and more senior research workers in geomorphology and sedimentology.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Nature and Importance of Aeolian Sand Research

    Pye, Kenneth (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • The Nature of Airflow

    Pye, Kenneth (et al.)

    Pages 9-50

  • Characteristics of Windblown Sediments

    Pye, Kenneth (et al.)

    Pages 51-97

  • Mechanics of Aeolian Sand Transport

    Pye, Kenneth (et al.)

    Pages 99-139

  • The Formation of Sand Seas and Dune Fields

    Pye, Kenneth (et al.)

    Pages 141-173

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunes
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85910-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85910-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85909-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42622-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 458
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