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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Variation of the spectrum of wind ripple on coastal waters under the action of internal waves.
The common property of such films is that they substantially increase the damping rate of short (capillary and gravity-capillary) surface waves (wind ripples) and considerably smooth the appearance of the water surface, especially in areas where the film is relatively thick (Garrett, 1967; Ermakov et al., 1980, 1982; Ermakov and Pelinovsky, 1984; Ermakov, 2010).
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.
The activists say they are taking a stand against life-threatening activities like fossil fuel burning and fracking.As a warm wind ripples through the scarlet poppies lining a country lane to the Austrian village of Wolkersdorf, a local farmer offers visitors sun-warmed cherries fresh from her tree.
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.