Sand accumulation near the Straw Checkerboard Barriers

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Straw checkerboard barriers

Greater desertification control using sand trap simulations

A new simulation will help improve artificial sand-control measures designed to help combat desertification

Source: Springer Science+Business Media
Summary:
A new simulation will help improve artificial sand-control measures designed to help combat desertification. In the fight against desertification, so-called straw checkerboard barriers (SCB) play a significant role. SCB consists of half-exposed criss-crossing rows of straws of wheat, rice, reeds, and other plants. Researchers have performed a numerical simulation of the sand movement inside the SCB. The results will help to understand sand fixation mechanisms that are relevant for sandstorm and land-desertification control.
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