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- Bailey, Richard M., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Aeolian research 2016 v.22 pp. 141-151
- air flow; anthropogenic activities; arid lands; canopy; fences; landscapes; models; prediction; roughness; sediment transport; shear stress; shrubs; vegetation; wind erosion; wind speed; wind tunnels; Namibia
- ... Dryland vegetation is often spatially patchy, and so affects wind flow in complex ways. Theoretical models and wind tunnel testing have shown that skimming flow develops above vegetation patches at high plant densities, resulting in little or no wind erosion in these zones. Understanding the dynamics of skimming flow is therefore important for predicting sediment transport and bedform development ...