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Flow and form

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Dune fields often exhibit complex patterns of vegetation and morphology over relatively short distances. An analysis of the White Sands dune field in New Mexico attributes the shift in dune form to the development of an internal boundary layer over the rough dune-field surface.

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Figure 1: Patterns in White Sands.

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Correspondence to Keld R. Rasmussen.

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Rasmussen, K. Flow and form. Nature Geosci 5, 164–165 (2012) doi:10.1038/ngeo1408

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