عنوان مقاله [English]
Arid and semi-arid areas of the world are located between 20 to 45 degrees north and south latitude. Iran is also located in this area which is referred to as the world’s desert belt. Identifying these zones is the most fundamental and basic thing to do. In Iran’s arid zones, huge masses of running sand are compacted in different places.
In local language, these sand masses are called pebbles. The study area includes Band-e rig Kashan sand dunes, located in Chale Masile, south of Namak Lake. In the present article, we try to study wind environments by exploring the geomorphology, sampling and grading the elements of sand dunes. Surveys include local data collection and sampling of sand dunes. Statistical factors and sedimentology were calculated by GRADISTAT software and deposit grading curves were created. Deposit grading indicates that deposits in 4 points of the sand dune have a sorting difference of 0.327 φ and this difference is due to the position of deposit withdrawal and wind power.