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Booming Sands

mercredi 7 juillet 2010

Sound Clip : Booming Sands

Only around 30 “booming” dunes are known worldwide—in deserts and on beaches in Hawaii, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The sounds of booming dunes have been compared to a variety of instruments, including violins, cellos, trumpets, bells, organs, and didgeridoos, which are Australian aboriginal wind instruments. Booming sand dunes sound like instruments because, as opposed to squeaking sands, the noise they produce lasts longer (up to 15 minutes in large dunes) and it emanates at a single, steady musical tone. How all the factors that produce booming sands mingle to affect the nature of their song is still a mystery, but here is what’s known :

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