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COURSE LECTURE NOTES:

| SCIENCE | MATTER | SOLAR SYSTEM | PLANETS | ATMOSPHERE | WIND and TEMPERATURE | HUMIDITY | WEATHERING | SOIL | SEASONS | MASS WASTING | SEASONS and CLIMATE | WIND WORK | STREAMS | LAND FORMS | GROUND WATER | CAVES/KARST | THE OCEAN | TIDES & ESTUARIES | WAVES | GLACIERS | GLACIAL LANDFORMS | VOLCANOES | VOLCANOES | CHON | PLATE TECHTONICS | EARTHQUAKES | ROCKS | CLIMATE CHANGE |

WINDS

    I. Wind

    II. Local winds


    III. Storms, etc

Adiabatic Temperature Change

Temperature is the result of atoms bumping into each other. The closer packed the more collisions and greater the temperature.
An adiabatic temperature change is a change in air temperature without the addition or subtraction of energy. A change in volume due to increased or lowered pressure.
(A dibatic temperature is the result of adding or subtracting energy i.e. heating water on the stove)


Geological Work Performed by Wind

Wind work is most powerful/efficient in the desert. There is very little water, so most of the erosion, transportation, and deposition is done by the wind.

    1. Wind erosion


    2. Wind transportation - similar to a stream


Land forms shaped by wind

    1. Erosional forms



    2. Deposition forms

Desert Pavement- surface of very old rocks that don't move, they are stuck in the surounding material. The large rocks move up by wet/dry cycles. They protect the moisture below them and the dry ground sinks. If formed this way, there will be loess below the rock. If formed by the traditional way, sheet wash removes finer material and leaves rock, there will be no loess below.



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