Profiles analysis of sand dunes and their steady state signification.

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The distribution of wind velocity along the two fundamental profiles indicates that the convex profile of barchan and transverse dunes are in a steady state to uni-directional winds. A steady state profile having a separate crest and brink ensures a higher advance of slip-face relative to the windward slope. A triangular sharp-edged profile of seif dunes is not in a steady state under long-term perpendicular uni-directional wind. Steady state can be attained, however, by bi-directional winds of oblique approach to the dune. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-59
Number of pages13
JournalGeografiska Annaler, Series A: Physical Geography
Volume67 A
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Geology


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