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Understand the major erosive and depositional processes operated by the wind. Understand the origin of loess deposits & sand seas, including dune morphology. Review the consequences of aridification. High latitude regiions are also deserts. Summer temperatures get pretty high and winter temp very cold. 24 hours of sunlight.

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Understand the major erosive and depositional processes operated by the wind. Understand the origin of loess deposits & sand seas, including dune morphology. Review the consequences of aridificationHigh latitude regiions are also deserts. Summer temperatures get pretty high and winter temp very cold. 24 hours of sunlight. Long periods of night with precipitation buuut Rapid drainage due to steep slopes.Movement of Dust you can see the dust blowing off the sahara out over the pacific ocean. As a matter of fact, dust storms are a major source of deep sea sediment (top layer Ophiolites). Much of palaegic sediment is dust.Deposition of dust Erosion & Deposition of Dust Erosion generally not very important. 3 minor cases. Transport & deposition can be extensive. Need strong and frequent winds. Need supply of sediment.Movement of sand as far as sand dunes are concerne

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