Worlds Most Spectacular Sand Dunes

1/12/2009 08:56:00 AM ·

There is nothing random about the formation of sand dunes; amazingly they are quite consistent in their configuration of patterns. Depending on the nearby vegetation, the directions of the wind, and the amounts of sand available are the deciding factors in which a sand dune will form.

The highest sand dunes in the world are located in Africa in the Namib Desert where they reach heights of over 1200 feet high. The largest sand dunes in N. America are surprisingly found in Colorado in the Great Sand Dunes National Park where they are known to reach heights of 700 feet. Continued

Written by Lauren Axelrod

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