WHS set within or containing an "Erg". Defined in Wiki thus - "An erg (also sand sea or dune sea, or sand sheet if it lacks dunes) is a broad, flat area of desert covered with wind-swept sand with little or no vegetative cover. The word is derived from the Arabic word ʿarq (عرق), meaning "dune field". Strictly speaking, an erg is defined as a desert area that contains more than 125 km2 (48 sq mi) of aeolian or wind-blown sand and where sand covers more than 20% of the surface." Provide a reference which demonstrates that the WHS includes such an area.
|'Uruq Bani Ma'arid||"35 longitudinal sand dunes (‘uruq in Arabic) reach up to 200 km in length and rise up to 170 m in height." (AB ev)|
|Air and Téneré||"The "live dunes" of the Téneré are an example of erosion under way the landscape is rapidly modified on a geological time scale by the displacement and deposition of sand" (IUCN eval). There is no Nom File but the actual word is applied on the Site's UNESCO page with a photo of "A dune sea (Erg) between Fachi and Bilma."|
|El Pinacate||"the Gran Altar Desert, North America's largest field of active sand dunes and only active Erg dunes" (AB ev)|
|Lut Desert||".... 6 - Star Dunes With Cresentic Ridge (Central Erg), ......8 - Linear Dunes With Silk and Chaotic Dunes and Some Outcrop of Lut Formation (Southern Erg) ...." . From list of inscribed areas in Nom File|
|Namib Sand Sea||Numerous mentions in the Nom File. eg "The ephemeral water courses flowing into the erg form oases sparsely marked by trees"|
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Ergs?
A connection should:
- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- Be explained, with reference to a source