Wind - Wind Ice Processes Global wind patterns Work of Wind...

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Wind & Ice Processes
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Global wind patterns
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Work of Wind EROSION ABRASION - VENTIFACT DEFLATION BLOWOUTS DESERT PAVEMENT DUST STORMS
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Breck P. Kent Deflation Hollow
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Field of ventifacts S. C. Porter
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David Muench Desert Pavement
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Work of Wind Transportation Transportation : Because wind is much less dense than water, it can transport only small particles, mainly fine sand sand and silt silt (clay is usually too cohesive). Particles move by either saltation saltation (sand) or suspension suspension (dust).
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Wind-Driven Processes Only the finest particles ( dust ) stay suspended in air, most are carried along the ground through a process called saltation grains carried by the wind bounce along the ground When saltating sand encounters obstacles, it piles up to form dunes dunes move as sand is blown up the windward side and deposited on the leeward side resulting in cross bedding
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WORK OF WIND DEPOSITION LOESS LOESS -wind deposits of glacial rock
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course GG 103 taught by Professor Herrero-bervera during the Summer '10 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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