Cryospheric Sciences

dune migration

Did you know about Antarctic snow megadunes?

Maps showing areas on East Antarctica that have megadunes made of snow and ice.

When we think of dunes our thoughts automatically go to deserts and sand. But on Earth, as well as on other celestial bodies of the solar system, dunes exist also in a completely different environment. I am talking about gigantic dunes consisting of snow. On Earth they are called megadunes and you can find them only in East Antarctica, where they extend for thousands of km. If you want to know mor ...[Read More]