Migration on Wings: Aerodynamics and Energetics by Lakshmi Kantha

By Lakshmi Kantha

This publication is an attempt to discover the technical points linked to fowl flight and migration on wings. After a brief creation at the birds migration, the publication studies the aerodynamics and Energetics of Flight and provides the calculation of the Migration variety. furthermore, the authors explains aerodynamics of the formation flight and at last introduces nice flight diagrams.

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This highlights the importance of establishing and preserving bird sanctuaries along migration paths, where the birds can rest and rebuild their fat reserves undisturbed by hunters before taking off on their journey again. This is the least we can do to preserve this epic phenomenon of migration on wings for future generations to observe and enjoy! References T. Alerstam, Bird Migration (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990) T. Alerstam, A. Hedenstrom, The development of bird migration theory.

The possibility of H5N1 avian flu virus becoming a worldwide pandemic (once the virus has mutated to infect humans) with the potential to inflict huge causalities has underscored the need to better understand and predict bird migration patterns and behavior, so that effective countermeasures can be put in place. On another front, the eventual depletion of fossil fuels, and the phenomenal changes in climate the burning of fossil fuels can cause, has focused mankind’s attention on renewable sources of energy such as winds.

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