Unit: Recent sediments

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Wind-blown (aeolian) sand dunes, looking northwest.

  • Which direction does the wind blow?

  • What would you expect the internal stucture of the dunes to be? Sketch a cross section, and indicate the wind direction on your sketch.

Scale: footprints in foreground. Steep face of dunes is about 1.5 metres high

Grid reference: northwest from 868 301

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