aeolian part 3

aeolian part 3 - Geomorphic Agent: Wind Aeolian...

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Geomorphic Agent: Wind Aeolian Transportation Aeolian Deposition Dunes Loess Aeolian Erosion Deflation Abrasion
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Deflation Lowering the land surface Removal of fine grained particles by wind Abrasion Aeolian Erosion
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Aeolian Erosion: Blowouts (dune) – remember, erosion of a depositiona l feature http://lakehuron.ca/images/dune-blowout.gif foredune blowout
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Aeolian Erosion: Christopherson Desert Pavement (Reg) Removal of small grained particles
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Deflation Lowering the land surface Removal of fine grained particles by wind Abrasion Affects bedrock or stones Shaping via wind Similar to sand-blasting Aeolian Erosion
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Aeolian Erosion: Abrasion Ventifac ts Rock-rock interaction Facilitated by wind Occurs close to ground (saltation) Can infer dominant wind direction Ventifa ct tim e
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Aeolian Erosion: Abrasion Yardang Generally, much longer than wide Sharp edges on windward side Use shape to predict wind direction
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Figure 18-27 Desert Landscapes Two Landform Assemblages: 1. Basin and Range 2. Mesa and Scarp
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Desert Landscapes:
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