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Gran Desierto de Altar Near Gulf of California, Mexico

31.9N 114.2W

March 23rd, 2013 Category: Deserts

USA and Mexico – March 22nd, 2013

Arid landscapes are very sensitive to climate change and surface transformations. Here, one such arid area is the Gran Desierto de Altar, one of the major portions of the Sonoran Desert of Mexico, including the only active erg dune region in North America. It extends across much of the northern border of the Gulf of California, reaching more than 100 kilometers east to west, and over 50 km north to south, and constitutes the largest continuous wilderness area within the Sonoran Desert.

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