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Re: Phylogeny of Maniraptora
> I took it to mean that the airspeed is allowed to
> build up to some number greater than necessary by increasing the sink
> rate, and then the excess speed was converted back to potential energy
> by climbing, in an oscillitory manner.
Many thanks. That's what is described in the paper (just not made clear, to
me, that this is phugoid; they write something about "a novel method of
phugoid gliding"...); I forgot to mention the climbing part.
And where does that funny word come from? :-)
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