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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Textbook Problem

What surface materials most likely compose the feature in question 3?

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The surface material that most likely compose the feature in Question 3.

Explanation

The specific type of arid region landform that represented by the blue-striped area located in the zone labelled depression is a Playa lake. The blue colour 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.

Sometimes the playas are covered with water...

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