Transformation of barchans into parabolic dunes under the influence of vegetation Academic Article uri icon


  • Barchan dunes were found to transform into parabolic dunes and vice versa when the amount of vegetation on and around them changes. This work presents the first numerical simulation of this effect. We propose a continuum model for the density of vegetation. An established sand transport model is used for simulating the evolution of the dunes.

published proceedings

  • Powders and Grains 2005 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media

author list (cited authors)

  • Duran, O., Schatz, V., Herrmann, H. J., & Tsoar, H.

complete list of authors

  • Duran, O||Schatz, V||Herrmann, HJ||Tsoar, H

publication date

  • December 2005