The aerodynamics of big ears in the brown long-eared bat Plecotus auritus

@inproceedings{Gardiner2008TheAO,
  title={The aerodynamics of big ears in the brown long-eared bat Plecotus auritus},
  author={James B. Gardiner and Grigorios Dimitriadis and William Irvin Sellers and Jonathan R. Codd},
  year={2008}
}
Wings are the most obvious adaptation bats have for powered flight and differences in wing morphology are known to correlate with flight behaviour. However, the function(s) of ancillary structures such as the ears and tail, which may also play an important role during flight, are less well understood. Here we constructed a simplified model of a bat body with ears based upon morphological measurements of a brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) to examine the aerodynamic implications of flying… CONTINUE READING

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