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n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - South Africa's mountain-climbing sand dunes mechanism of formation and present status : environmental engineering

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Abstract

Mountain-climbing sand dunes (also known as and ) are rare and interesting natural phenomena that only occur when a particular combination of circumstances exists. These circumstances are: a supply of sand that is continually renewed and blown by strong prevailing winds, and a hillside, cliff or mountainside that is downwind of and intercepts and traps the wind-blown sand forcing it to climb the hill or mountain slope, thus forming the climbing dune.

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2013-08-01
2016-12-08
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