transverse dune


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transverse dune

n.
An elongated dune lying at right angles to the prevailing wind direction, often rising to hundreds of feet in height and extending several miles.
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Velocity profiles measured on the windward slope of transverse dune. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 13, 573-582.
she loops back to a moonrise over White Sands, to a skunkbush sumac in a transverse dune.
"We describe observations from the New Horizons spacecraft of regularly spaced, linear ridges whose morphology, distribution, and orientation are consistent with being transverse dunes.
A shallow depression between sinuous transverse dunes was selected at 23[degrees] 50.720'N 54[degrees] 24.281'E.
Sandbars (former transverse dunes today covered by coastal waters) which are detectable on satellite images of this area point to the fact that the dunes moved over the then dried out Gulf and reached the northwestern coast of Qatar.
According to the study, this leads to a complete change in dune form from transverse dunes to linear dunes, even though the wind speed and direction does not change.
Other formations include the u-shaped "parabola dunes" and the smaller, wavelike "transverse dunes."
parabolic blowout dunes, transverse dunes, sigmoidal
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