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How Underwater Dunes Could Explain The Surface Of Venus

Underwater dunes here on Earth could help unlock the secrets of the dunes seen on our planetary neighbour

In the 1970’s missions to Venus revealed that there is a fine-grained material similar to sand on the planet’s surface. 393 more words


Self organization of aeolian dunes

Aeolian dune motion is thought to be driven by an annual cycle of sediment-transporting wind events. Each wind event drives uneven motion of dune crestlines, yet dune crestlines align as a trend to an annual cycle of wind .  209 more words


Word of the day

Aeolian  – of or relating to Aeolus, the ruler of the winds; relating to, caused by or arising from the action of the wind; giving forth or marked by a moaning or sighing sound or musical tone produced by or as if by the wind.


Aeolian Islands Sicily

In 2015 we took 5.5 weeks away from our full time jobs and travelled; we visited Berlin, Monaco, Southern France (Saint Rémy de Provence, Sallèles-Cabardes, Gordes, Sète, Carcassone, Ruch & Saint Émilion), San Sebastián, Barcelona, Marrakech, before heading to Italy; Catania, Ragusa Ibla, Lipari, Alicudi, Palermo, Naples, Atrani, Amalfi, Positano, Capri, Roma, Florence, Radda in Chianti, Montepulciano, Cinque Terre & Venice. 432 more words

The Harsh, Yet Awe-Inspiring Aeolian Landscape

“Aeolian” sounds like the name of a distant solar system from a Star Wars movie, doesn’t it? Alas, it is a real word, one used to describe the geological influences formed by wind. 356 more words


A new surface model for aeolian dune topography

Aeolian dune topography arises from a highly non-linear interaction between sediment transport,  topography, and boundary shear stress.  To explore the growth of aeolian dunes under a variety of boundary conditions, a new surface model for aeolian bedform topography is adapted from a surface model of subaqueous bedform topography (Jerolmack and Mohrig, 2005)[1]. 253 more words