Transformation of Barchans into parabolic dunes under the influence of vegetation Institutional Repository Document 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.

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

  • April 2005