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By W. S. Weng, J. C. R. Hunt, D. J. Carruthers, A. Warren (auth.), Prof. Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen, Prof. Brian B. Willetts (eds.)

Wind erosion has one of these pervasive effect on environmental and agricultural issues that educational curiosity in it's been non-stop for a number of a long time. although, there was a bent for the ensuing courses to be scattered commonly within the medical litera­ ture and hence to supply a much less coherent source than may possibly rather be was hoping for. specifically, cross-reference among the literature on wasteland and coastal morphology, at the deterioration of wind affected soils, and at the procedure mechanics of the grain/air­ stream approach has been disappointing. A profitable workshop on "The Physics of Blown Sand", held in Aarhus in 1985, took a decisive step in gathering a learn group with pursuits spanning geomorphology and grain/wind approach mechanics. The identity of that group was once bolstered via the Binghampton Symposium on Aeolian Geomorphology in 1986 and has been fruitful within the improvement of a couple of foreign collaborations. The pursuits of the pre­ despatched workshop, which used to be supported by way of a provide from the NATO clinical Affairs department, have been to take inventory of the development within the 5 years to 1990 and to increase the scope of the group to incorporate soil deterioration (and airborne dirt and dust liberate) and people seashore procedures which hyperlink with aeolian task at the coast.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. : Coastal sands of the Southern and Central part of the Mediterranean Coast of Israel - reflection of dynamic sorting processes. Ph. -Thesis, Faculty of Science, Aarhus University, 1988. : Grain-size characteristics of linear dunes in the Southwestern Kalahari. J. Sed. Petrol. 56, 395-400 (1986). [17] Rana, S. , Simons, D. : Analysis of sediment sorting in alluvial channels. J. Hyd. Div. ASCE 99, 1967 -1980 (1973). Authors' address: Prof. O. E. Barndorff-Nielsen and M.

For further discussion of these invariant parameters and the hyperbolic shape triangle, see Barndorff-Nielsen et al. [7], BarndorffNielsen and Christiansen [8] and Barndorff-Nielsen et al. [9]. In Barndorff-Nielsen and Christiansen's [8] model the changes of the log-hyperbolic size distribution due to erosion and deposition are specified by two quantities e and u. Net erosion corresponds to a positive e and a negative u, and vice versa for net deposition (e and u having the same sign does not make physical sense).

4] Bagnold, R. , Barndorff-Nielsen, O. : The pattern of natural size distributions. Sedimentology 27, 199-207 (1980). [5] Barndorff-Nielsen, O. : Exponentially decreasing distributions for the logarithm of particle size. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 353,401-419 (1977). [6] Barndorff-Nielsen, O. : Aeolian erosion on a gently sloping sand formation. A note. Research Report 175. Dept. Theor. Statistics. Aarhus University (1989). [7] Barndorff-Nielsen, O. , Jensen, J. : The fascination of sand. In: A celebration of statistics (Atkinson, A.

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