Linear Dunes on Titan

  title={Linear Dunes on Titan},
  author={Nicholas Lancaster},
  pages={702 - 703}
Extensive dunes, produced by wind transport of sand-sized particles, are common on Earth and are also seen on Mars and Venus. Saturn9s moon Titan is now shown to have similar dunes. 

Temporal observations of a linear sand dune in the Simpson Desert, central Australia: Testing models for dune formation on planetary surfaces

Linear dunes are the most common dune form found on planetary surfaces, yet questions remain about their formation. Temporal observations of a linear dune located in the Simpson Desert of central

Formation of the highest sand dunes on Earth

Aeolian processes on the terrestrial planets

Aeolian dune fields have been described on Earth, Mars, Venus, and Titan. The amount and fidelity of data being returned from orbiting spacecraft and landers have enabled a new era in aeolian

Implications of dune pattern analysis for Titan’s surface history

The Effects of Wind Regime and Sand Supply on the Coexistence of Barchans and Linear Dunes in China’s Qaidam Basin

Dunes composed of granular materials are present in deserts and other environments, such as subaqueous environments and environments on other planets, with very different time and length scales for

Circadian Rhythm of Dune‐Field Activity

Wind‐blown sand dunes are both a consequence and a driver of climate dynamics; they arise under persistently dry and windy conditions, and are sometimes a source for airborne dust. Dune fields

Formation and stability of transverse and longitudinal sand dunes

The shape of dunes depends on the history of wind regimes and sand availability. In deserts exposed to winds from two different directions but with comparable magnitude, dunes are found to be linear



The Sand Seas of Titan: Cassini RADAR Observations of Longitudinal Dunes

The most recent Cassini RADAR images of Titan show widespread regions that appear to be seas of longitudinal dunes similar to those seen in the Namib desert on Earth, and the distribution and orientation of the dunes support a model of fluctuating surface winds.

Mariner 9 evidence for wind erosion in the equatorial and mid‐latitude regions of Mars

A review of the Martian eolian regime suggests that it is a more powerful agent of surface sculpture than its terrestrial counterpart. At least seven different types of probable erosional windforms

The sedimentary structure of linear sand dunes

Images produced by ground penetrating radar showing the three-dimensional sedimentary structure of a linear dune in the Namib sand sea, where some of the world's largest linear dunes are situated, show clear evidence for lateral migration in alinear dune.

Aeolian features on Venus: Preliminary Magellan results

Magellan synthetic aperture radar data reveal numerous surface features that are attributed to aeolian, or wind processes. Wind streaks are the most common aeolian feature. They consist of radar

Aeolian system sediment state: theory and Mojave Desert Kelso dune field example

The sediment state of aeolian dune fields and sand seas at a basinal scale is defined by the separate components of sediment supply, sediment availability and the transport capacity of the wind. The