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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 any such pervasive impression on environmental and agricultural issues that educational curiosity in it's been non-stop for a number of many years. even though, there was an inclination for the ensuing courses to be scattered broadly within the clinical litera­ ture and for that reason to supply a much less coherent source than may perhaps rather be was hoping for. particularly, cross-reference among the literature on desolate tract and coastal morphology, at the deterioration of wind affected soils, and at the procedure mechanics of the grain/air­ circulate method has been disappointing. A winning workshop on "The Physics of Blown Sand", held in Aarhus in 1985, took a decisive step in amassing a examine group with pursuits spanning geomorphology and grain/wind procedure mechanics. The id of that group was once bolstered by means of the Binghampton Symposium on Aeolian Geomorphology in 1986 and has been fruitful within the improvement of a few overseas collaborations. The ambitions of the pre­ despatched workshop, which was once supported via a provide from the NATO medical Affairs department, have been to take inventory of the growth within the 5 years to 1990 and to increase the scope of the group to incorporate soil deterioration (and airborne dirt and dust free up) and people seashore approaches which hyperlink with aeolian job at the coast.

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6 Discussion The mathematical model for the spatial variation of size distributions presented in Sections 2 and 3 is obviously a very simple one. An attractive consequence of this is that the model gives simple expressions for the predicted temporal-spatial variation of the hyperbolic parameters. Therefore, the model can be tested by detailed field measurements. We have already compared our theoretical results for bed forms and rivers to existing field observations. We hope that more comparisons of this kind will be done in the future.

5) - (x(x)/ex(x, 0)) J(x, t)], where A(X) = -x(x)/s(x). 5) as we shall discuss later. 7) with s*(x) = s(x)/q(xo). Thus we have found, at least partly, a way of specifying x(x, t) and s(x, t) in the general model in terms of the transport rate - a much more well-studied quantity than sand x. e. one could set x(x) and s(x) equal to constants. This will indeed be done in the next two sections. 11) x(x) J(x, t)/ex(x, 0) ~ 1 we have e(x, t) = e(x, 0) + [s(x)/ex(x, 0)] J(x, t). 11) states that the change in ex, given by x(x) J(x, t), is small compared to the magnitude of ex.

For instance for l{! 1) solves the problem concerning the magnitude of e. We are still faced with the problem that, under depositional conditions, iX(X, t) may become negative. A simple solution would be to let x(x, t) go to zero as iX(X, t) approaches zero. The physical explanation would be that a size distribution becomes more stable as iX approaches 0 and e goes towards -1, meaning that the distribution becomes very broad with mainly fine grains. 3) x(x, t) = x(x, t) iX(X, t), where x(x, t) is a given bounded function of x and t that is independent of IX.

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