Chapter 10. Wind

  1. Philip A. Allen

Published Online: 2 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch10

Earth Surface Processes

Earth Surface Processes

How to Cite

Allen, P. A. (1997) Wind, in Earth Surface Processes, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch10

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632035076

Online ISBN: 9781444313574

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Keywords:

  • atmospheric lapse rate;
  • conservation of angular momentum;
  • saltation - process of short trajectory jumps of grains;
  • flow-transverse barchan dunes;
  • atmospheric boundary layer;
  • atmospheric stability;
  • stable atmosphere;
  • neutral atmosphere;
  • unstable atmosphere;
  • gradient winds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter summary

  • Introduction

  • Atmospheric circulation

  • The atmospheric boundary layer

  • Sediment transport by the wind

  • Aeolian bedforms and deposits

  • Wind as a hazard

  • Further reading

  • References