What landforms can be found in desert regions?
How are desert landforms created?
Define the words above using a dictionary.
Activity One - Mix and Match
- Using wikipedia draw a diagram to show how the wind can transport the sand in a desert.
- The table below describes different types of landforms found in a desert. The descriptions and diagrams do not match and it is your task to sort them out. Draw out the table, copy the descriptions and then draw the matching diagram.
| DESCRIPTION|| DIAGRAM|
A - Long, narrow dune deposited when a prevailing (dominant) wind is interrupted by a strong cross wind.
| 1 - Zeugen (mushroom rock)|
B - Isolated hills of resistant rock worn back by a strong cross wind. One is taller than it is wide and the other is wider than it is tall.
| 2 - Barchan|
C - An extremely hard, smooth rock left standing like a soldier on duty, after being abraded by the wind.
| 3 - Linear Dune|
D - A deposition of material at the base of a mountain which has been washed down by storms.
| 4 - Yardang|
E - Crescent (moon) shaped dune deposited when the wind blows steadily in one direction.
| 5 - Inselberg|
F - Rock undercut at its base by strong winds carrying grains of sand.
| 6 - Wadi|
G - Fantastically carved rock of varying hardness, eroded by the wind.
| 7 - Mesa and Buttes|
H - A dry river bed, as water only flows here during flash floods (a sudden and often short storm).
| 8 - Pediment|