A wind tunnel investigation into the aerodynamic effect of forest clearings on the nesting of Abbott's Booby on Christmas Island: Progress report on a study commissioned by the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service

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Raupach, M.R.; Bradley, E.F.; Ghadiri, H.


1987-11


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"This report describes a wind-tunnel investigation into the aerodynamics of forest clearings, carried out at the CSIRO Division of Environmental Mechanics and funded by the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service (ANPWS). The work was motivated by the observed nesting patterns of the Abbott's Booby on Christmas Island: the birds avoid regions downwind of forest clearings. Our aim in this short (three-month) study was to demonstrate that this pattern is related to the wind flow around clearings, and to identify which flow features are responsible. This was achieved. We did not have time to undertake detailed work on possible strategies to ameliorate the problem, nor were we asked to do so at this stage. However, we will offer a few comments on strategies, with the caveat that they are unsupported by direct wind tunnel testing." -- Extended Summary, p. 2.


CSIRO Division of Environmental Mechanics


Canberra, ACT, Australia


Marine and Atmospheric Research


https://doi.org/10.4225/08/587521fe26b7f


This report has been placed on the CSIRO repository and may be made available to persons outside of CSIRO for non commercial purposes, in its entirety and without deletion of disclaimers and copyright information.


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Raupach, M.R.; Bradley, E.F.; Ghadiri, H. A wind tunnel investigation into the aerodynamic effect of forest clearings on the nesting of Abbott's Booby on Christmas Island: Progress report on a study commissioned by the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service. Canberra, ACT, Australia: CSIRO Division of Environmental Mechanics; 1987-11. legacy:1856. https://doi.org/10.4225/08/587521fe26b7f



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