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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Chapter 15, Problem 8MI
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Now consider the large zone of almost parallel, curved contours in the south-central part of the map. Does that feature appear to be of fluvial or eolian origin? What do we call a single occurrence of that type of landform? How many other examples of this landform type appear on the map?

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Ch. 15 - FIGURE 15.18 Dust storms occur when strong winds...Ch. 15 - FIGURE 15.21 Eolian erosion carves yardangs,...Ch. 15 - FIGURE 15.24 Active dunes migrate downwind as...Ch. 15 - FIGURE 15.25 The rolling, grazing lands of the...Ch. 15 - FIGURE 15.26 A small barchan in southern Utah. Why...Ch. 15 - What factors influence which type of dune will be...Ch. 15 - FIGURE 15.28 A small part of an extensive...Ch. 15 - FIGURE 15.30 A steep gully eroded into the thick...Ch. 15 - FIGURE 15.33 Uluru (Ayers Rock) is a striking...Ch. 15 - Describe the general topography of the map area.Ch. 15 - What is the lowest elevation on the map? How is it...Ch. 15 - What specific type of arid region landform is...Ch. 15 - What surface materials most likely compose the...Ch. 15 - What is a likely cause of the salinity of Salt...Ch. 15 - Consider the stream system that flows onto the map...Ch. 15 - Do you think the streams portrayed on this map...Ch. 15 - Now consider the large zone of almost parallel,...Ch. 15 - Describe how the form of the feature discussed in...Ch. 15 - he map region lies at about 36N. Considering its...Ch. 15 - What are some ways desert streams differ from...Ch. 15 - How do basins of interior drainage differ from...Ch. 15 - What distinguishes a plateau from a mesa and a...Ch. 15 - How does an alluvial fan differ from a pediment?Ch. 15 - What are playas and why are they commonly found in...Ch. 15 - Why is wind a weaker geomorphic agent than running...Ch. 15 - How are eolian erosion and transportation...Ch. 15 - How does formation of a deflation hollow differ...Ch. 15 - Explain the main differences between a barchan and...Ch. 15 - What are some ways climate and vegetation affect...Ch. 15 - A stream flowing out of a canyon mouth onto the...Ch. 15 - A barchan in Arizona migrated the following total...Ch. 15 - Using Google Earth, identify the landforms at the...

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