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The physics of blown sand and desert dunes

Author: Ralph A Bagnold
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2005.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph A Bagnold
ISBN: 0486439313 9780486439310
OCLC Number: 56214615
Notes: Originally published: London : Methuen, 1954.
Description: xxii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: the nature of the problem --
Part I: The physics of grain movement --
Sand and dust --
The behaviour of sand grains in the air --
Wind-tunnel observations --
The surface wind --
The effect of sand movement on the surface wind --
Confirmatory measurements in the desert --
Threshold wind speed and size of sand grain --
Summary of the physics of grain movement --
Part II: Small-scale effects; Grain size distribution; Surface ripples and ridges --
Grading diagrams --
Grading changes in non-uniform sand --
Surface ripples and ridges --
Part III: Large-scale effects; Sand accumulation; Dunes; Internal structure, etc. --
Conditions for growth of a sand surface --
Sand shadows and sand drifts, general factors on which dune shape depends --
The barchan dune --
The longitudinal or seif dune; the whaleback --
The internal structure of sand deposits --
"Singing sands."
Responsibility: R.A. Bagnold.
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