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Title: Weathering and Erosion in Desert Environments
Url: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1007/erosion.html
Publisher: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description: This article provides a brief introduction to the processes of weathering and erosion in desert environments. Topics include the differences in the way these processes proceed in wet and arid environments, the role of flash floods and debris flows in moving large amounts of material very quickly, the influence of bedrock type on sediment characteristics, and the decrease in particle size with increasing distance away from mountain source areas.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Geomorphology. Landforms. Terrain -- Other natural landforms -- Deserts. Arid regions
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Sedimentation -- Aerial erosion
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Weathering
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Deserts
Geology -- Erosion
Geology -- Weathering
Date Issued: 2009-12-18
Resource Type: Reference Material
Instructional Material
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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