What are Sand Dunes?
Have you ever seen a picture of a desert? Did the picture have these sand “waves”? Those wavy hill structures are called Sand Dunes. Sand Dunes are big hill-like piles of sand or soil that get blown by the wind or can be impacted by other living animals.
How Do Sand Dunes Form?
Sand Dunes form when a powerful wind sweeps up sand and soil and piles it up in a hill. Wind is very common in the desert because of the changing temperature between normal land and the desert. The wind blows the sand and soil into the wave-like shape. That is how a Sand Dune is formed! Sand Dunes can be affected very easily by outsider forces like animals, rain, or more wind.