wind ripple

wind ripple

[′win ‚drip·əl]
(meteorology)
One of a series of wavelike formations on a snow surface, an inch or so in height, at right angles to the direction of wind. Also known as snow ripple.
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Influence of surface-active material films upon spectral changes in wind ripple produced by internal waves.
Variation of the spectrum of wind ripple on coastal waters under the action of internal waves.
Surface film driven mechanism of the impact of internal waves on wind ripples.
Wild horses ran past us as we crossed Bodmin Moor and watching the wind ripple through their manes made us feel as relaxed and free as the strong, beautiful creatures.
Wind ripples the pools | |on deserted Meols Beach GAVIN TRAFFORD
Some decided to ditch the resort and lie on the roofs of their cars, as and they pulled up at any suitable spot, surrounded by wild grasses, night creatures and the sound of crickets, imprints of their car tyres upsetting the wind ripples on sand dunes.
That is very distinctive and is a very reliable indictaor of deposition by wind ripples," Hunter says.