Barchan dunes: Why they cannot be treated as 'solitons' or 'solitary waves'

Ian Livingstone, Giles F.S. Wiggs, Matthew Baddock

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    Abstract

    Schwämmle and Herrmann (Nature, 2003, vol. 426, p. 619) have suggested that two subaerial barchan sand dunes could ‘pass through one another while still preserving their shape’ in a manner similar to solitons or solitary waves. A wide range of published field and wind tunnel evidence suggests that this assertion should not go unchallenged.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)255-257
    Number of pages3
    JournalEarth Surface Processes and Landforms
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

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    Keywords

    • Aeolian
    • Barchan dune
    • Geomorphology
    • Soliton

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