Lake Michigan Coastal Dunes
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Beyond the Basics - Winter Processes


Winter is a dynamic season for Lake Michigan coastal dunes. Strong winds continue to move sand, but aeolian processes are complicated by winter conditions such as ground freezing, snow, ice, thaws, and changing topography.

Winter in Hoffmaster State Park (January 2005).

Frozen Ground
Snow and Ice


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