Workshop attendees preparing to visit the dunes

First look at White Sands

Discussion of dune characteristics at White Sands

Ryan trenching the interdune area

Interdune trench wall

Interdune and partially consolidated dunes

Interdune areaKen Tanaka for scale

Mixed fine and coarse grains in interdune area

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Dunes and San Andres Mountains

Ralph's kite-mounted aerial camera

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Tim inspecting dunes

Another trench

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Scraped interdune area

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Detail of scraped interdune area

Group discussion

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Air pocketsProduced by respiration of microfauna during wet times

Entrainment of dust and sand by the wind

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Bulldozer-cut dune cross-section

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"Fortress of Solitude" forming in cut dune

Drainage from alluvial fan into Lake Lucero

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Gypsum crystals formed in alluvial deposits

Lake LuceroThe Lake was completely dried up during our visit.

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Gypsum crystals on the lake bed

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Visiting an outcrop on the shore of Lake Lucero

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Vegetated parabolic dune on the southern fringe of White Sands.

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