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Relatively flat area between dunes.


Dune valley; Interdune areas filled by a lake are called Dund in India; Interdune horseshoe depressions between barchans or barchanoid ridges, especially where dunes are pressed closely on one another in such a way that the horns of one barchan join with the foot of the leeward dune, are called Fulji in Arabia (Glenn 1979); Open interdune corridors are called Couloir in North Africa


Transverse dune interdunes are classified into two groups (Baddock et al. 2007):

  1. (1)

    Sandy interdunes with closely spaced dunes

  2. (2)

    Extended interdunes where the interdune is considerably longer than the separation length


The interdune corridor (interdune hollow or interdune area) is a continuous flat or gently sloping surface between dune ridges or rows of dunes (Figs. 1 and 2). They may be depositional features covered with a thin sheet of sand (sand sheet) or sand-free deflationary features exposing bedrock. Linear dunes are...

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Szynkiewicz, A.A. (2015). Interdune. In: Hargitai, H., Kereszturi, Á. (eds) Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. Springer, New York, NY.

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