The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes

  title={The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes},
  author={Harold Heywood},
LIEUT.–COLONEL BAGNOLD is well kno for his scientific publications on desert sands and dunes, and for a book describing his travels in the Egyptian and Libyan Deserts. The present book combines these papers and much other original research into one comprehensive volume, which would, however, have possessed an added interest to readers if the introduction had included some reference to the author's work as a pioneer of motor travel in the desert. Descriptions of desert features in various parts… 
The study of desert dunes in Australia
Abstract Most of the early explorers were bewildered by the features they encountered in the Australian deserts, but Sturt's observations led him to speculate on the origin of the sand ridges that
The Nubia Sandstone (Nubia Group), Western Desert, Egypt: An Overview
No information was given about the outcropping of the Nubia sandstone in the Great Sand Sea in the Western Desert of Egypt and actually very scarce and insufficient information has been written on
Desert sediments: ancient and modern
  • K. Glennie
  • Environmental Science
    Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 1987
Tropical deserts have existed sporodically on our planet from the Precambrian to the Present, and seem not to have been a permanent feature of its surface (Glennie 1987). Depending on their
Vegetated dunes and barchan dune fields
Desertification is closely related to aeolian sediment transport, including sand dunes formation, evolution and migration. Sand dunes propagate in huge clusters of thousand of dunes with an internal
Dunes on Pluto
Observations from the New Horizons spacecraft are described of regularly spaced, linear ridges whose morphology, distribution, and orientation are consistent with being transverse dunes that are located close to mountainous regions and are orthogonal to nearby wind streaks.
Morphometry of lunette dunes in the Tirari Desert, South Australia
Abstract Morphometry and formation processes are key research problems in the study of aeolian sandy landforms. Based on morphometric parameters inferred from satellite images and the calculation of
Flow effects on the morphology and dynamics of aeolian and subaqueous barchan dunes
[1] Barchans are aeolian sand dunes that form where unidirectional winds blow on firm ground with limited sand supply. Although they have been analyzed for decades, the difficulty of conducting
Phenomenology of soil erosion due to rocket exhaust on the Moon and the Mauna Kea lunar test site
[1] The soil-blowing phenomena observed in the Apollo lunar missions have not previously been described in the literature in sufficient detail to elucidate the physical processes and to support the
Great Victoria Desert
Pell et al. (1999, 2000) offered an innovative approach to some of the problems posed by the dunefields of the Australian arid zone. Their papers are welcome because they provide a body of new data