The physics of wind-blown sand and dust

Jasper F. Kok, Eric J.R. Parteli, Timothy I. Michaels, Diana Karam Francis

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    The transport of sand and dust by wind is a potent erosional force, creates sand dunes and ripples, and loads the atmosphere with suspended dust aerosols. This paper presents an extensive review of the physics of wind-blown sand and dust on Earth and Mars. Specifically, we review the physics of aeolian saltation, the formation and development of sand dunes and ripples, the physics of dust aerosol emission, the weather phenomena that trigger dust storms, and the lifting of dust by dust devils and other small-scale vortices. We also discuss the physics of wind-blown sand and dune formation on Venus and Titan.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number106901
    JournalReports on Progress in Physics
    Volume75
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

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    Kok, J. F., Parteli, E. J. R., Michaels, T. I., & Francis, D. K. (2012). The physics of wind-blown sand and dust. Reports on Progress in Physics, 75(10), [106901]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0034-4885/75/10/106901

    The physics of wind-blown sand and dust. / Kok, Jasper F.; Parteli, Eric J.R.; Michaels, Timothy I.; Francis, Diana Karam.

    In: Reports on Progress in Physics, Vol. 75, No. 10, 106901, 01.10.2012.

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    Kok, JF, Parteli, EJR, Michaels, TI & Francis, DK 2012, 'The physics of wind-blown sand and dust', Reports on Progress in Physics, vol. 75, no. 10, 106901. https://doi.org/10.1088/0034-4885/75/10/106901
    Kok JF, Parteli EJR, Michaels TI, Francis DK. The physics of wind-blown sand and dust. Reports on Progress in Physics. 2012 Oct 1;75(10). 106901. https://doi.org/10.1088/0034-4885/75/10/106901
    Kok, Jasper F. ; Parteli, Eric J.R. ; Michaels, Timothy I. ; Francis, Diana Karam. / The physics of wind-blown sand and dust. In: Reports on Progress in Physics. 2012 ; Vol. 75, No. 10.
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