The importance of dunes on a variety of planetary surfaces

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Abstract

Scientists observe aeolian bed forms, or dune-like structures, throughout the solar system in a range of locations, from bodies with only transient atmospheres, such as comets, to places with thick atmospheres, such as Venus and the Earth’s ocean floor. Determining the source of sand and the different dune formations that result are thus important to understanding solar system and planetary evolution.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The importance of dunes on a variety of planetary surfaces
Series title Eos, Earth and Space Science News
DOI 10.1029/2015EO034201
Volume 96
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Other Geospatial Solar system
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