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Question 11.What is the downwind side of a sand dune considered to be?
Question 22.Which of the following is NOT a geological setting that causes the creation of deserts?
Question 33.When barchan dunes receive extra sand they can grow and connect with each other. If the dunes become straight, they can transform into what other type of dune?
Question 44.How is a sand dune defined in contrast to sand found lying on a beach?
Question 55.Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Colorado Plateau?
Question 66.What can often be found between 30°S and 30°N?
Question 77.When erosion occurs in the Colorado Plateau the land formations can gradually change over time. What forms prior to a butte in this area?
Question 88.Why do global patterns of air circulation influence desert regions?
Question 99.What type of rock has a flat, wind-abraded surface?
Question 1010.Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Basin and Range province?
Question 1111.Which of the following desert characteristics helps make wind erosion possible?
Question 1212.What term is used to describe a depression on the land surface caused by wind erosion?
Question 1313.What is the value of vegetation to habitats around the globe?
Question 1414.What is the process of removing trees and transforming a forest into cleared area of land?
Question 1515.What can the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification do to help reverse desertification worldwide?
Question 1616.Which type of dune is characterized by having large symmetrical ridges of sand that form parallel to the primary wind direction?
Question 1717.Which of the following is the appropriate definition of wind abrasion?
Question 1818.Which of the following is NOT a human activity that causes desertification?
Question 1919.Which of the following would be considered as a desert region?
Question 2020.Which of the following is not associated with deflation?
Question 2121.How much rain must a region get before it is classified as a desert?
Question 2222.When a playa has formed in a valley of Range and Basin Province, what can you hypothesize happened to create it?
Question 2323.Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a desert region?
Question 2424.What occurs when an area of land becomes desertified?
Question 2525.You see a crescent-shaped dune, with tips that point in the upwind direction anchored by vegetation. It also has a steep downwind slip face. How would this type of sand dune be classified?
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