AridLandscapeEvolution

AridLandscapeEvolution - Arid Erosion Cycle: Maturity...

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Arid Landscapes
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Arid and Humid Weathering Compared Humid Climates Arid Climates Rainfall Frequent Rare, May Be Seasonal, Often Violent Soil Cover Thick Thin or Absent Vegetation Thick Sparse-no Continuous Cover Chemical Weathering Intense Weak Overall Landscape Evolution Mostly Uniform Processes Episodic Processes
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Arid Erosion Cycle: Youth V-shaped Valleys Divides Flat, Undissected Much Like Youth in Humid Climates
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Youthful Landscape, Arizona
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Unformatted text preview: Arid Erosion Cycle: Maturity Slopes Stay Steep, Retreat Alluvial Fans Playa Lakes Pediments Alluvial Fans, Utah Mature Arid Landscape How Pediments Form Arid Erosion Cycle: Old Age Inselbergs Playa Lakes Pediplain Old Arid Landscape Monument Valley, Arizona Playa Lake, California Great Salt Lake, Utah Closed Basins are Typical of Arid Region s...
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AridLandscapeEvolution - Arid Erosion Cycle: Maturity...

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