To have knowledge of the different types of landforms that can be found in a desert region.
Define the words above using a dictionary or a computer.
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.
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).