Talk:Namib

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desert size[edit]

I removed the statement "The desert is Africa's second largest." because that doesn't seem to be accurate at all. See List_of_deserts_by_area at #21. The nearby Kalahari desert is much larger (and needless to say the Sahara is much larger still). Astarica (talk) 09:33, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

dune sea[edit]

There seems to be a problem in the caption for the "dune sea" figure:

"Note how the crests of the dunes are aligned in a marked northwest-southeast orientation. These crests form transverse to the formative wind (i.e. crosswise). The dunes act as obstacles, and obstacles cause winds to be deflected significantly to the right, in the southern hemisphere—in effect reorienting the southerly wind as a southwesterly wind."

I don't think that makes any sense--the Coriolis effect causes clockwise flow (to the right) in the Southern Hemisphere, but that doesn't have anything to do with obstacles, and the scale of individual dunes is way too small for it to matter. I would just say that the dune crests are probably transverse to the dominant wind direction. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Audiosqueegee (talkcontribs) 17:59, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

temperatures[edit]

There is nothing about the namib deserts temperature —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.198.132.2 (talk) 14:03, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Too many pictures[edit]

In this page there are too many pictures to my taste. And several satellite-pictures are too many!! --Hp.Baumeler (talk) 05:57, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Age[edit]

I could find no evidence supporting the asserted age of the Namib in the article. Who says it's that old, and how was it proven? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.175.136.214 (talk) 09:45, 18 January 2019 (UTC)