Glossary - Sand Dunes
|Barren: An area of
Vegetation: plant life in general
Shrub: A low, woody plant with several permanent stems instead of a single trunk; bush
Mound: A heap or bank of earth, sand, etc., whether built; small hill
Mesquite: A thorny tree or shrub
Halts: A stop, especially a temporary one; pause
Crescent: Anything of a similar shape, a curved roll
Flanks: the side of anything
Lee: A sheltered place, especially one on the side away from the wind
Sinuous: Bending or winding in and out
Longitudinal Dune: Dunes that form long ridges in the direction the wind is blowing. These dunes are often quite.
Sand Dune: A mound of sand that is created and shaped by the wind.
Slipface: When the slope facing the wind rises gradually and the side protected from the wind drops off abruptly.
Parabolic Dune: A long dune with a U-shaped crest. The "arms" of these dunes may be anchored by vegetation or moisture while their curved end is blown longer.
Pollinate: To transfer pollen from the anther (male part of the flower) to the stigma (female part of the flower).