Desert life and landforms in the Gobi desert
by Jana Eichel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
The Mingsha mountains (Gobi desert, China) are large scale landforms formed by aeolian processes. They display a variety of dune forms, e.g., barchanoid ridges, linear dunes, star dunes and barchans. This dunefield is the template upon which both human as well as plant life acts.
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Submitted on 28 Feb 2014
Credit: Jana Eichel (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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