A sand dune or snow fence having slats with a substantially triangular cross-section, rather than rectangular slats. The slats are arranged to eliminate parallel surfaces there between such that air moving between the slats is not compressed or accelerated. The non-parallel surfaces provided by the triangular slats disrupt the flow of air and generate vortices. One configuration includes multiple wings radiating from a center post and anchored on each end by an end post. The asterisk-pattern of this configuration provides a robust structure sufficient to survive extreme weather. Accordingly, this design provides the additional benefit of eliminating the cost associated with replacing damaged and lost fences of the prior art.
Kirby, James H., "Vortex generating sand and snow fence" (2010). USF Patents. 512.
University of South Florida