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History and Applications of Dust Devil Studies

Lorenz, Ralph D.; Balme, Matthew R.; Gu, Zhaolin; Kahanpää, Henrik; Klose, Martina; Kurgansky, Michael V.; Patel, Manish R.; Reiss, Dennis; Rossi, Angelo Pio; Spiga, Aymeric; Takemi, Tetsuya and Wei, Wei (2016). History and Applications of Dust Devil Studies. Space Science Reviews pp. 1–33.

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Studies of dust devils, and their impact on society, are reviewed. Dust devils have been noted since antiquity, and have been documented in many countries, as well as on the planet Mars. As time-variable vortex entities, they have become a cultural motif. Three major stimuli of dust devil research are identified, nuclear testing, terrestrial climate studies, and perhaps most significantly, Mars research. Dust devils present an occasional safety hazard to light structures and have caused several deaths.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISSN: 0038-6308
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Understanding Planet Mars With Advanced Remote-sensing Datasets and Synergistic studies633127EC (European Commission): FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
Support for Science Co-I's on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Instruments. (SM-10-074-MP)ST/I003061/1STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 46047
Depositing User: Manish Patel
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 13:26
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 21:30
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