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Dune: accumulation of sand transported by the wind, found in deserts and along coasts.
examples of dunes longitudinal dunes transverse dunes chain of dunes parabolic dune complex dune crescentic dune

longitudinal dunes click to hear

Narrow elongated dunes that form when the wind blows in two convergent directions.

transverse dunes click to hear

Dunes that form perpendicular to the direction of the wind.

chain of dunes click to hear

Dunes aligned in the same direction, parallel to the wind.

parabolic dune click to hear

Crescent-shaped coastal dune whose arms point into the wind; vegetation often keeps it in place.

complex dune click to hear

Star-shaped dune that forms where winds blowing in various directions meet.

crescentic dune click to hear

Moving crescent-shaped dune whose arms extend in the same direction as the wind.