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Planetary Aeolian landforms: An introduction to the Fifth Planetary Dunes Workshop Special Issue

April 11, 2022

Aeolian landforms are widespread in our solar system. Understanding the exact nature and processes of formation of these features are challenging tasks necessitating a strong collaboration between scientists with different skills and scientific backgrounds. This paper describes the special issue for the 5th International Planetary Dunes Workshop, which includes 15 research papers and three commentaries. Among the 18 papers included in this collection, 16 cover Martian aeolian science and two Titan aeolian science. The papers presented focus on bedform morphology and dynamics via remote sensing data, modelling, analogues studies and laboratory experiments. Here we put the main results of the papers in their appropriate scientific context and discuss potential future lines of research.