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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 effect on environmental and agricultural concerns that educational curiosity in it's been non-stop for a number of many years. even if, there was a bent for the ensuing courses to be scattered greatly within the medical litera­ ture and for that reason to supply a much less coherent source than may possibly rather be was hoping for. specifically, cross-reference among the literature on wilderness and coastal morphology, at the deterioration of wind affected soils, and at the method mechanics of the grain/air­ circulation process has been disappointing. A winning workshop on "The Physics of Blown Sand", held in Aarhus in 1985, took a decisive step in gathering a study group with pursuits spanning geomorphology and grain/wind procedure mechanics. The identity of that group was once bolstered by way of the Binghampton Symposium on Aeolian Geomorphology in 1986 and has been fruitful within the improvement of a few foreign collaborations. The targets of the pre­ despatched workshop, which used to be supported through 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 unencumber) and people seashore procedures which hyperlink with aeolian task at the coast.

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Geol. 62,108-113 (1954). [23] Otto, C. : The sedimentation unit and its use in field sampling. J. Geol. 46, 569-582 (1938). [24] Reed, W. , Moir, G. : Depositional environment interpretation from settling velocity (Psi) distributions. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 86, 1321-1328 (1975). Authors' addresses: O. E. , Sc. , Department of Theoretical Statistics, Institute of Mathematics, and C. Christiansen, Docent, Dr. , Department of Earth Sciences, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark; D.

In addition, 175 samples were collected from the beach and the inshore at the Herzlia beach. 5 g splits of the samples were analysed by an automated settling tube system (Goldbery and Tehori [14]). Settling velocity was used directly as a measure of size in accordance with Reed et al. [24] and Bryant [10]. Hyperbolic grain-size parameters were estimated by the method of maximum likelihood, using the SAHARA program (Christiansen and Hartmann [11]). Further, for each of the dynamical environments, the distribution of the estimates of the tilt parameter e from the individual hyperbolic distributions were fitted by the beta distribution model, also by maximum likelihood.

In 24 O. E. Barndorff-Nielsen and M. Sorensen Sections 4 and 5 we apply the model to stable bed forms and to alluvial streams, respectively, and we compare the results to available field observations. In particular, the model provides an explanation of the linear increase in the typical log grain size up the windward side of a small barchanoid dune reported in Barndorff-Nielsen et al. [10]. The formulae derived in Sections 3 and 4 facilitate future field tests of our model. In the final Section 6 two shortcomings of our model are discussed and solutions are proposed.

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