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Khongoryn Els | Vegetated hummocks and dune field
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The sandy hummocks in the foreground are the result of a positive feedback: the root systems of pioneer plants stabilize their growing site whilst the areas in between are exposed to wind erosion - the more stable hummocks, also acting as small water reservoirs, are then suitable for colonization by further plants - and so on.

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Thursday 17 July 2014 by Martin Mergili in Asia / Mongolia (2158 visits)