Alien Seas pp 55-62 | Cite as

Sand Seas of the Solar System



Jani Radebaugh of Brigham Young University journeys to a different kind of ocean: seas of sand. Dune-covered deserts have an ocean-like quality. The sheer volume of constantly moving material, the challenge to navigation and survival, and the regular undulations of sand akin to waves on water in oceans led explorers and scientists to term these regions on Earth “sand seas”. Radebaugh provides an overview of the bizarre dune seas on Venus, Earth, Mars and Titan.


Synthetic Aperture Radar Dune Field Crater Floor Windblown Sand Huygens Probe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geological SciencesBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

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