Kenneth E. Kolm, 1982. "Predicting wind velocities from sand dune and draa spacings determined by Fourier analysis", Interpretation of Windflow Characteristics from Eolian Landforms, Ronald W. Marrs, Kenneth E. Kolm
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Eolian landforms are the natural result of the action of strong winds on an exposed land surface. Certain characteristics of the wind can be interpreted from these landforms. The spacing of sand dunes and draas (dune groups) is one parameter that can be used to estimate wind velocity and available wind power.
These values may then be used to estimate wind velocity at any other height above the surface or to estimate available wind power.
The Killpecker and Seminoe Dune Fields in south-central Wyoming were used as test areas in which to demonstrate this technique.
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Interpretation of Windflow Characteristics from Eolian Landforms
- eolian features
- Fourier analysis
- mathematical geology
- remote sensing
- Rock Springs Wyoming
- Sweetwater County Wyoming
- United States
- wind transport
- wind velocity
- South-central Wyoming
- southern Wyoming wind corridor