A tribute to Michael R. Raupach for contributions to aeolian fluid dynamics

Shao, Yaping and Nickling, William and Berametti, Gilles and Butler, Harry and Chappell, Adrian and Findlater, Paul and Gillies, John and Ishizuka, Masahide and Klose, Martina and Fok, Jasper F. and Leys, John and Lu, Hua and Marticorena, Beatrice and McTainsh, Grant and McKenna-Neumann, Cheryl and Okin, Gregory S. and Strong, Craig and Webb, Nicholas (2015) A tribute to Michael R. Raupach for contributions to aeolian fluid dynamics. Aeolian Research, 19 (Part A). pp. 37-54. ISSN 1875-9637


Since the pioneering work of Bagnold in the 1940s, aeolian research has grown to become an integral part of earth-system science. Many individuals have contributed to this development, and Dr. Michael R. Raupach (1950–2015) has played a pivotal role. Raupach worked intensively on wind erosion problems for about a decade (1985–1995), during which time he applied his deep knowledge of turbulence to aeolian research problems and made profound contributions with far-reaching impact. The beauty of Raupach’s work lies in his clear conceptual thinking and his ability to reduce complex problems to their bare essentials. The results of his work are fundamentally important and have many practical applications. In this review we reflect on Raupach’s contribution to a number of important aspects of aeolian research, summarise developments since his inspirational work and place Raupach’s efforts in the context of aeolian science. We also demonstrate how Raupach’s work provided a foundation for new developments in aeolian research. In this tribute, we concentrate on five areas of research: (1) drag partition theory; (2) saltation roughness length; (3) saltation bombardment; (4) threshold friction velocity and (5) the carbon cycle.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 03:50
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 00:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: Michael R. Raupach; drag partition; roughness; dust emission; threshold friction velocity; carbon cycle
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040101 Atmospheric Aerosols
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9601 Air Quality > 960199 Air Quality not elsewhere classified
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960202 Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2015.09.004
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28094

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