Flow dynamics in a trough blowout

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Abstract

The dynamics and geomorphological development of a trough blowout located at Fiona Beach in the Myall Lakes National Park in NSW, Australia are examined. When the wind approaches the blowout obliquely, the flow is steered considerably within the blowout. The degree and complexity of topographic steering is dependent on the blowout topography. The flow is usually extremely turbulent and large corkscrew vortices are common. The local topography of a blowout can be very important in determining flow patterns, overall sand transport and blowout evolutionary conditions and paths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-330
Number of pages26
JournalBoundary-Layer Meteorology
Volume77
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes

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