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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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What specific type of arid region landform is represented by the blue-striped area located in the zone labeled depression? What evidence did you use to come to that conclusion?

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The specific type of arid region landform that represented by the blue-striped area located in the zone labelled depression. Also, describe the evidence that help to arrive at that conclusion.

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The specific type of arid region landform that represented by the blue-striped area located in the zone labeled depression is a Playa lake. The blue color indicates water and it is on a very flat plain.

Playas can be defined as the depositional landform of fine grained bed formed by an ephemeral lake. They usually associate with bolsons which are the closed depressions in a desert. They are formed when it rains in the depression or as a result of surface runoff...

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