04 Oct '11, 10am

10 Tallest Sand Dunes on Earth

10 Tallest Sand Dunes on Earth

At over 920 feet (280 meters) high, Mount Tempest, on Australia's Moreton Island, is considered the tallest coastal sand dune on Earth. Needless to say, it affords wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding coastlines. Coastal sand dunes occur when 'constructive' waves form accumulations of sand, and onshore winds blow them further inland. The sand grains then run into obstacles, such as vegetation or debris, which trap them. Winds deposit more sand on the far side of the dunes from which they are blowing, and the dunes sort of 'walk' inland, picking up more and more sand on the way.

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grist.org 04 Oct '11, 3pm

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