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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 15.24 Active dunes migrate downwind as sediment from the upwind side is transported and deposited on the slip face.

Why does the inside of the migrating dune consist of former slip faces?

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The reason why the inner side of a migrating dune consists of former slip faces.

Explanation

Sand dunes are the depositional landforms that are formed as a result of wind action. They have a uniform cover of sand sized particles displaying little surface relief. More commonly, the deposits of sand due to wind action are accumulated in the shape of hills, mounds, or ridges. The topography of dune is highly variable. The factors that control the formation of dunes include the amount of sand availability, the strength and direction of sand-transporting winds, and the vegetation cover. Based on the shape and their orientation relative to the direction of winds, different types of sand dunes are recognized.

Sand dunes are either active or stabilized...

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