On the non-linear evolution of sand dunes.

I. A. Eltayeb, M. H A Hassan

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Abstract

Adopting a multiple scale method, the non-linear evolution of fully developed dunes of non-cohesive sand is studied using Kennedy's model. It is shown that both the 2 and 3 dimensional problems are, in general, governed by 3 coupled second-order partial differential equations. It is also found that the uniform Stokes 'wave' is a solution of the general problem. The results are in broad agreement with the cumulative effects of dune movement over long periods. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeophysical Journal, Royal Astronomical Society
Pages31-45
Number of pages15
Volume65
Edition1
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Eltayeb, I. A., & Hassan, M. H. A. (1981). On the non-linear evolution of sand dunes. In Geophysical Journal, Royal Astronomical Society (1 ed., Vol. 65, pp. 31-45)