What is the process of wind in erosion?
Wind erosion damages the soil by physically removing the most fertile part (e.g. clays, silts, organic matter), lowering water- holding capacity, degrading soil structure, and increasing soil variability across a field, resulting in reduced crop production. It tends to remove silts and clays making the soils sandier.
What is one example of wind erosion?
When wind erosion makes landforms, those areas are calledaeolian landforms. Examples include sand dunes; ergs, or large areas filled with wind-blown sand; ventrifacts, or rocks sculpted and polished by wind-blown sand; and yardangs, a thumb-shaped piece of bedrock created from wind-blown sand.
What is the most common form of wind erosion?
While wind erosion is most common in deserts and coastal sand dunes and beaches, certain land conditions will cause wind erosion in agricultural areas. So, it is wind that drives the erosion, but it’s mainly the landscape and condition of the land which leads to the most damaging wind erosion.