Formation of aeolian ripples and sand sorting

Edgar Manukyan, Leonid Prigozhin

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Abstract

We present a continuous model capable of demonstrating some salient features of aeolian sand ripples: the realistic asymmetric ripple shape, coarsening of the ripple field at the nonlinear stage of ripple growth, saturation of ripple growth for homogeneous sand, typical size segregation of sand, and formation of armoring layers of coarse particles on ripple crests and windward slopes if the sand is inhomogeneous.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031303
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume79
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Mar 2009

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