Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
13 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 13 Mar 2023

Modeling the inhibition effect of straw checkerboard barriers on wind-blown sand

Haojie Huang

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Short summary
Straw checkerboard barriers (SCBs) have been widely used in anti-desertification projects. However, research on this mechanism and its laying length are still lacking. The significance of our work is to analyze some results, which seem simple but lack a theoretical basis from the perspective of turbulence through this model. This study may provide theoretical support for the minimum laying length of SCBs in anti-desertification projects.