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Airflow may recover quicker on the lower slope where acceleration is minimal, perhaps within twice the height of the dune. Recovery height would probably reach its maximum above the crest where maximum flow acceleration occurs. It must be noted that despite the fact that it is difficult to get a reliable, undisturbed profile as field locations are seldom horizontally homogeneous with respect to roughness parameters (Rasmussen et al. 1985), wind-speed profiles measured over a dune need to be related to a profile where airflow is relatively undisturbed.

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