The physics of wind-blown sand and dust.

@article{Kok2012ThePO,
  title={The physics of wind-blown sand and dust.},
  author={Jasper F. Kok and Eric Ribeiro Parteli and Timothy I. Michaels and Diana Bou Karam},
  journal={Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={75 10},
  pages={
          106901
        }
}
  • J. Kok, E. Parteli, D. Karam
  • Published 20 January 2012
  • Physics, Geology, Environmental Science
  • Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society
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… 
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