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Antarctic Snow Dunes
Extensive snow dunes wrinkle the surface of large parts of East and West Antarctica. The dunes are up to 100 kilometers long and separated by 2 to 4 kilometers, but only a few meters high. Comparison of modern satellite images with images acquired four decades earlier reveals that the dunes are nearly motionless.
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Filename:dunes_map.jpg
Album name:kleitzell / RAMP
Keywords:snow dunes megadunes antarctica data satellite image RAMP radarsat
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Image Credit:Image courtesy Canadian Space Agency.
Web site:http://nsidc.org/data/radarsat/
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Date added:Feb 05, 2009
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