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Unformatted text preview: Depressions/basins in the interior of continents The surrounding highlands around depressions/basins cause a rainshadow effect leaving the depression dry. Agents of Earth Sculpture in Deserts The main agents are wind and water. The Action of Wind in Deserts Wind is the most important agent of denudation and deposition in deserts. The actions of wind in deserts are known as Aeolian processes. Wind Transport Involves the following processes: 1. Suspension: The movement of particles held up by river turbulence. 2. Saltation: The bouncing of particles on the bed of the river 3. Surface Creep: When particles carried through saltation dislodge and push others forward....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course GEA GEA2000 taught by Professor Wong,faith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09