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Dragonfly Aerodynamics

Yates, George T. (1986) Dragonfly Aerodynamics. Science, 231 (4733). p. 10. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.231.4733.10-b.

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The aerodynamics of dragonflies, discussed by C. Somps and M. Luttges (14 June, p. 1326), present an intriguing problem. I share the author's conviction that an understanding of unsteady aerodynamics is essential for an understanding of insect flight. I also agree that dragonflies may use nonconventional mechanisms for producing lift.

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Additional Information:© 1986 American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Issue or Number:4733
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Official Citation:Yates, G. T., Somps, C., & Luttges, M. (1986). Dragonfly Aerodynamics. Science, 231(4733), 10. doi: 10.2307/1696362
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