How Windblown Sand Shapes Planetary Landscapes

Ralph D. Lorenz and James R. Zimbelman

DUNE WORLDS: How Windblown Sand Shapes Planetary Landscapes Four major developments in dune research have occurred in recent years.

Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs and figures, many in color, Dune Worlds covers all these developments to provide a unique and comprehensive overview of dunes, how we study them, and how they relate to their planetary environments.

Table of Contents

PART I Introduction

1. Introduction

PART II Dune Basics

2. Sand
3. Winds and Atmospheres
4. Mechanics of Sand Transport
5. Deposits of Sand: Ripples Versus Dunes
6. Basic Types of Dunes
7. Other Dunes and Other Sand Deposits
8. Dune Fields, Sand Seas and Transport Pathways
9. Rates of Geomorphic Change
10. Booming or Singing Dunes

PART III Dune Worlds

11. Earth Dunes
12. Mars Dunes
13. Titan Dunes
14. Venus Dunes
15. Other Dune Worlds

PART IV Dune Studies

16. Field Studies
17. Laboratory Studies
18. Remote Sensing
19. Numerical Models

PART V Why Dunes Matter

20. Dunes as Physical Systems
21. Dunes and Climate
22. Moving on Sand
23. Dunes and People
24. Fictional Dune Worlds

PART VI Conclusions

25. Conclusions


Extent: 308 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Hardback
Published: 2014
ISBN: 978-3-540-89724-8

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