Desert and Wind Action Animations

This site has links to two Flash animations. Evolution of Basin and Range Landforms demonstrates fault movement and subsequent sediment erosion and deposition that create mountains and valleys. Formation of a Sand Dune illustrates sand grain erosion, transport, and deposition from the windward to leeward side of a dune. These visualizations are from Chapter 13 (Deserts and Wind Action) of the animations section of the Online Learning Center for the McGraw-Hill textbook Physical Geology, 9th edition (ISBN: 0072402466) by Plummer, McGeary and Carlson.

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Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)