Surface instability in windblown sand

Douglas A. Kurtze, Joseph A. Both, Daniel C. Hong

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In this study, numerical and weakly nonlinear analyses of the Nishimori-Ouchi continuum model for windblown sand, and also for a modification of that model were carried out. Overall, both versions of the model indicate that the ripple patterns drift upwind even as the sand that forms the ripples is blown downwind.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6750-6758
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number6 B
StatePublished - Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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