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Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Utah, USA
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Dune formation requires a combination of geology, geography and prevailing winds.  In the case of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, a gap between the Moquith and Moccasin mountains to the south funnels winds blowing north from Arizona.  That gap is visible in this picture to the south.

In the area of the dunes, the geography opens up again, the wind speed decreases and sand is dropped into a natural depression formed here by the Sevier fault.  The coral color of the sand owes to its source rock, Navajo sandstone, the same sandstone that makes up some of the cliffs of Zion National Park to the northwest.

A grove of ponderosa pine grow at the southern end of the dune field.  Normally found at higher elevations, the ponderosa take advantage of the sand's ability to retain water after storms.

Copyright: John Roberts
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送信日: 21/05/2011
更新日: 16/10/2014
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Tags: desert; outdoors; nature; sand dunes; red rock; public lands; state park; atv
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Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia