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Rare dune plants thrive on disturbance

Beginning in the 1880s, coastal dunes in the United States were planted with European beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria) in an attempt to hold the sand in place and prevent it from migrating. The grass did th ...

dateApr 27, 2015 in Ecology
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Climate change to put dunes on the move

(Phys.org) —The instability of coastal sand dunes – already an issue for Adelaide's suburban beaches – is likely to worsen as sea levels rise with global warming, according to Flinders University Professor ...

dateJun 20, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Giant landform on Mars

(Phys.org) —Sandy landforms formed by the wind, or aeolian bedforms, are classified by the wavelength—or length—between crests. On Mars, we can observe four classes of bedforms (in order of increasing ...

dateJun 06, 2014 in Space Exploration
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NASA image: Active dune field on Mars

Nili Patera is one of the most active dune fields on Mars. As such, it is continuously monitored with the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera, a science instrument aboard NASA's Mars ...

dateMay 05, 2014 in Space Exploration
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