By Janelle Padilla
VOCABULARY or WORDS TO KNOW!
The process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents.
The process of scraping or wearing away.
The removal of particles of rock, sand, etc., by the wind.
Can Sand dunes Move?
Sand dunes CAN move! The grains are blown up the windward side of a dune until they reach the top; then they drop down into the shelter of the lee (the side away from the wind). Other grains are blown up and over, burying the first. This continued action moves the dune across the landscape.
Two Main Ways Wind Causes Erosion!
The two main ways are abrasion and deflation.
Abrasion - the process of scraping or wearing away.
Deflation - the removal of particles of rock, sand, etc., by the wind.
How Does Abrasion Affect The Surface of Rocky Areas?!
Wind Erosion (english version)