Understanding Earth

Geology/Geography/Oceanography/Atmospheric Sciences

Quiz 19 :
Winds and Deserts

Quiz 19 :
Winds and Deserts

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Eolian processes are powered by
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Which of the following statements is true?
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For the same velocity,why is air flow more turbulent than water flow?
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From what direction do the trade winds in the tropics blow?
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In the temperate zones of Earth between 30 and 60 latitude,the prevailing winds come from the
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Martian dust storms are a major problem for many of the rovers that have roamed the planet surface.Which one of following rovers would you expect to be least affected by the Martian dust?
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Due to the Coriolis effect,any large-scale current of air or water is deflected to the _______ in the northern hemisphere and to the _______ in the southern hemisphere.
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Which of the following is an important source of dust?
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Why are streams able to move larger particles than wind?
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The amount of windblown material that wind can carry does not depend on the
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For how long did fine-grained dust particles from the eruption of Mount Pinatubo remain in the atmosphere?
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Which of the following processes does not increase the amount of dust in the atmosphere?
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Most windblown sand consists of
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Why does volcanic dust tend to travel farther than wind-blown dust derived from the continents?
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Which of the following retards deflation?
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How do ventifacts form?
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What type of environment yields quartz sand grains that are rounded and frosted?
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What is the primary cause of frosting present in the surface of quartz sand grains in the desert?
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How does desert pavement form?
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Which of the following is a coarse,gravelly ground surface that results from the removal of fine-grained particles by wind erosion?
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