Ch 12 - section 2 - Closter Public Schools


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Chapter 12 - Section 2: Wind Erosion and Deposition

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_____ 1. What helps prevent wind erosion? a. water b. plants c. rocks d. soil _____ 2. In the process of saltation, what causes the sand-sized particles to bounce? a. water c. soil b. wind d. rocks _____ 3. A rocky surface consisting of pebbles and small broken rocks left behind after the finer material has been blown away is called a(n) a. deflation hollow. c. desert pavement. b. abrasion. d. rock fragment. _____ 4. A depression scooped out by the wind in the landscape of a desert is called a(n) a. deflation hollow. b. desert pavement. c. loess. d. dune. _____ 5. Dunes usually move in the direction of a. the sun. c. the east. b. the North Star. d. the wind.

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_____ 6. the skipping and bouncing of sand sized particles in the direction the wind is blowing _____ 7. the grinding and wearing down of rock surfaces by other rock or sand particles a. loess b. dunes c. saltation d. deflation e. abrasion _____ 8. the removal of fine sediment by wind _____ 9. fine-grained sediment deposited by wind _____ 10. mounds of sand deposited by wind Original content Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Additions and changes to the original content are the responsibility of the instructor . Holt Science and Technology 41 Agents of Erosion and Deposition