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sand dune

Definition:
An accumulation of loose sand heaped up by the wind, commonly found along low-lying seashores above high-tide level, more rarely on the border of large lakes or river valleys, as well as in various desert regions, where there is abundant dry surface sand during some part of the year. (Source: BJGEO)
broader terms
dune
Scope note:
scope note is not available
Groups:
LAND (landscape, geography)
Themes:
natural areas, landscape, ecosystems
Other relations:
Wikipedia article
Dune
Arabic: كثيب رملي
Basque: harea-duna
Bulgarian: Пясъчни дюни
Catalan: duna de sorra
Chinese: 沙丘
Croatian: pješčana dina
Czech: duna písečná
Danish: klit
Dutch: (zand)duin
English (US): sand dune
Estonian: liivaluide
Finnish: dyyni, lentohiekkasärkkä
French: dune de sable
German: Sanddüne
Greek: αμμοθίνα
Hungarian: homokdűne
Irish: dumhach
Italian: dune di sabbia
Latvian: kāpa
Lithuanian: smėlio kopa
Maltese: għarma tar-ramel
Norwegian: sanddyne
Polish: wydma
Portuguese: dunas de areia
Romanian: dună de nisip
Russian: песчаная дюна
Slovak: piesočná duna
Slovenian: peščena sipina
Spanish: duna de arena
Swedish: sanddyn
Turkish: kumul
Ukrainian: піщана дюна
Concept URL: <http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/7420>