Kuiseb River


Kuiseb River

The Kuiseb River in Namibia is bordered on one side by the tallest sand dunes in the world, and on the other by barren rock. The red sand dunes south of the river reach heights over 150 meters. The prevailing winds blow the dunes northward, but their movement is blocked by the river. In the process, so much sand and silt is deposited in the Kuiseb that it only reaches the sea while it is in flood.

References

*"The original entry was from the NASA Earth Observatory [http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=4087] "

ee also

* List of rivers of Africa

External links

* [http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=4087 NASA Earth Explorer page]
* [http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=13789 Kuiseb Project at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ]


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