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published by the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
written by Trudy E. Bell
sub author: Tony Phillips
At this Science at NASA site, you'll learn about the physics of sand movement and the research done to understand mechanisms of dune migration.  The physics and the landforms are interesting because granular materials like sand show properties of both solids and fluids, including saltation, sheet flow, and avalanches.  This site provides a summary of the physics involved along with photographs of sand dunes on Mars, close-ups of sand particles, and a sand dune advancing on a town.
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= Projectile Motion
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photo credit: Philip Greenspun; image source This resource was a Physics To Go feature from July 1, 2007 until July 16, 2007. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2002
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Keywords: desert physics, granular matter, sand dunes
Record Creators: Metadata instance created June 18, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Record Updated: Apr 23, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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December 6, 2002
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AIP Format
T. Bell, (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, 2002), WWW Document, (http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/06dec_dunes/).
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T. Bell, City-swallowing Sand Dunes, (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, 2002), <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/06dec_dunes/>.
APA Format
Bell, T. (2002, December 6). City-swallowing Sand Dunes. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/06dec_dunes/
Chicago Format
Bell, Trudy E.. City-swallowing Sand Dunes. Huntsville: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, December 6, 2002. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/06dec_dunes/ (accessed 1 October 2014).
MLA Format
Bell, Trudy E.. City-swallowing Sand Dunes. Huntsville: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, 2002. 6 Dec. 2002. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/06dec_dunes/>.
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