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  • People Walk On Sand Dunes
    342 words
    Sand dunes are a very important part of the ecosystem. They hold many plant and animal species, some of which are even endangered or on the verge of extinction. People of the community and non-profit organizations have been trying to preserve the sand dunes for many years. Sand dunes are destroyed by winter storms and hurricanes. But that is just part of nature. People destroy sand dunes. When people walk on sand dunes, they leave weak spots. The wind picks up the sand and carries it out to sea....
  • Beach Dune Erosion
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    Vegetated sand ridges called dunes, built up by dry beach sand blown inland and trapped by plants and other obstructions, back most beaches. As sand accumulates, the dunes become higher and wider. Plants play a vital role in this process, acting as a windbreak and trapping the deposited sand particles. A characteristic of these plants is their ability to grow up through the sand and continually produce new stems and roots as more sand is trapped and the dune grows. Stable sand dunes play an impo...
  • Planet Of Arrakis
    441 words
    Dune The book Dune has a science-fiction story line that associates two major themes frequently in the book. The title and the setting of the book are used to establish the bleakness and isolation of the planet Arrakis. The plot and resolution bring together the multiple factions including the emperor and the two major houses for control of the spice production. The title of the book Dune, plays a major part of the story. The planet of Arrakis where most of the novel takes place, is a desolate, ...
  • Dynamic Nature Of Our Ever Changing Coasts
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    Geography Studies, Coastal Zones Coastal zones may be described as narrow and dynamic. Coasts are the dynamic relationship of water, air, and land. Wind and waves, tides and currents, migrating sand dunes and mangrove swamps, and a variety of plant and animal life, all combine to form our ever-changing coasts. The dynamic nature of our ever-changing coasts is what gives it their great diversity. Narrow coastal zones tend to be more subject to natural erosion, which makes it easily visible. Narro...
  • Large Amount Of Sediment On The Beach
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    Sediment is material that transported to and from coasts by winds and water. Sediment flows in and out of coastal systems. The amount that enters a system is referred to as the sediment input and the amount that leaves is known as the sediment output. By deducting the sediment output from the sediment input we are able to determine the sediment budget. Coastal sediment budgets are largely determined by the rates of erosion and deposition on the coast by various processes such as waves, tides, cu...
  • Beach Over The Sand Dunes
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    Gazania Gazania is a plant which grows along the ground. The leaves are green on the upper side and have a whitish felt on the underside. Flowers on the gazania are yellow orange and are 5-8 cm in diameter. The fruits on the Gazania are hairy and have a series of scales at the top. This plant flowers in summer and is found in many gardens as well as on the dunes. Gazania plants grow low to the ground which helps it to be protected against strong winds. The leaves grow rather small so that there ...

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