Glide performance and aerodynamics of non-equilibrium glides in northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus).

Abstract

Gliding is an efficient form of travel found in every major group of terrestrial vertebrates. Gliding is often modelled in equilibrium, where aerodynamic forces exactly balance body weight resulting in constant velocity. Although the equilibrium model is relevant for long-distance gliding, such as soaring by birds, it may not be realistic for shorter… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2012.0794

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@article{Bahlman2013GlidePA, title={Glide performance and aerodynamics of non-equilibrium glides in northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus).}, author={Joseph W Bahlman and Sharon M. Swartz and Daniel K. Riskin and Kenneth S. Breuer}, journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface}, year={2013}, volume={10 80}, pages={20120794} }