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Erosion by Wind

Wind erodes sediments to form terrain features especially in the desert.

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creep

creep

Larger particles are rolled along the surface by wind.
deflation

deflation

Wind removes finer grains of silt and clay, causing the ground surface to subside.
desert pavement

desert pavement

Rocky, pebbled surface created as finer silts and clays are removed by wind.
desert varnish

desert varnish

Dark mineral coating that forms on exposed rock surfaces as windborne clays are deposited.
saltation

saltation

Fine particles are lifted into the air for a short distance and then fall. The particles hop along the surface.
suspension

suspension

Tiny particles of dirt and dust are lifted into the air where they may remain for days.

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