Scientists observe aeolian bed forms, or dune-like structures, throughout the solar system in a range of locations, from bodies with only transient atmospheres, such as comets, to places with thick atmospheres, such as Venus and the Earth’s ocean floor. Determining the source of sand and the different dune formations that result are thus important to understanding solar system and planetary evolution.
|Title||The importance of dunes on a variety of planetary surfaces|
|Authors||Timothy N. Titus, James R. Zimbelman, Jani Radebaugh|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Eos, Earth and Space Science News|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Astrogeology Science Center|