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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Textbook Problem

Why do the number and position of the multiple channels sometimes change rapidly?

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The reason why the number and position of the multiple channels often change rapidly.

Explanation

Although running water operates only occasionally in deserts, it is considered as the highly effective geomorphic agent. In most of the desert areas, the flow of running water is just through the time and after the rainstorms. Therefore, the flow of desert stream is ephemeral in which the water is present only for brief intervals of time. In the rest of the time, it will be dry.

The ephemeral streams do not receive discharge from groundwater to sustain them between episodes of surface runoff...

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