• Wind carries particles of different sizes in the same ways that water carries them.
  • Wind-blown sand may carve rocks into interesting shapes.
  • Dust storms are more common in dry climates.
  • Dry, bare soil is more easily blown away by the wind than wetter soil or soil held in place by plant roots.
  • Wind moves sediments by suspension, saltation, or creep.
  • In deserts, wind picks up small particles and leaves behind larger rocks.
  • This forms desert pavement.
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