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Titan's sticky dunes?

Titan's surface is covered by vast fields of linear dunes, probably composed of organic sand-sized particles. The study of linear dunes in China suggests that sediment cohesiveness can be as important as wind direction in the creation of these dune forms.

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Figure 1: Linear dunes far and near.


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Radebaugh, J. Titan's sticky dunes?. Nature Geosci 2, 608–609 (2009).

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