Morphodynamic modeling of aeolian dunes: Review and future plans

Ribeiro Parteli EJ, Kroy K, Tsoar H, Andrade JS, Pöschel T (2014)

Publication Language: English

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Review article

Publication year: 2014


Book Volume: 223

Pages Range: 2269-2283

Journal Issue: 11

DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2014-02263-2


Sand dunes are ubiquitous in deserts, on coasts, on the sea bottom, and on the surface of Mars, Venus and Titan. The quantitative understanding of dune dynamics is thus of relevance for a broad range of physical, geological and planetary sciences. A morphodynamic model for dunes, which combines an analytical description of the average turbulent wind field over the topography with a continuum saltation model, has proven successful to quantitatively reproduce the shape of aeolian dunes of different types. We present a short review on the physics of dune formation and the model development, as well as some future plans for further developments and applications.

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Ribeiro Parteli, E.J., Kroy, K., Tsoar, H., Andrade, J.S., & Pöschel, T. (2014). Morphodynamic modeling of aeolian dunes: Review and future plans. European Physical Journal - Special Topics, 223(11), 2269-2283.


Ribeiro Parteli, Eric Josef, et al. "Morphodynamic modeling of aeolian dunes: Review and future plans." European Physical Journal - Special Topics 223.11 (2014): 2269-2283.

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