Dust and sand transport on Mars

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  • J. P. Merrison
  • H. P. Gunnlaugsson
  • T. L. Jacobsen
  • A. E. Jensen
  • K. Kinch
  • P. Nørnberg
  • Keld Rømer Rasmussen

Dust is an active and abundant component both in the Martian atmosphere and on its surface. Its origin, evolution and transport mechanisms are poorly understood yet of great scientific and technical importance to the study and understanding this planet. Current research will be presented in which earth based simulations are performed at a unique wind tunnel facility. This work is complemented by computer modelling and the development of new instrumentation for Martian surface studies. It is specifically hoped to learn more about dust electrification, aggregation, the processes of suspension (entrainment) and deposition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowders Grains - Proc. Int. Conf. Micromechanics Granular Media
Number of pages4
Publication date1 Dec 2005
Pages963-966
ISBN (Print)0415383471, 9780415383479
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event5th International Conference on the Micromechanics of Granular Media: Powders and Grains 2005 - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 18 Jul 200522 Jul 2005

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on the Micromechanics of Granular Media: Powders and Grains 2005
LandGermany
ByStuttgart
Periode18/07/200522/07/2005
SeriesPowders and Grains 2005 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media
Volume2

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