EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 19: Deserts and Winds

Key Concepts


Desert landscape (E.J. Tarbuck)The following are key concepts that you should be familiar with after reading and studying Chapter 19: Deserts and Winds. To evaluate your understanding of any of the key concepts, select the corresponding Concept Quiz from the Selection Bar and answer the questions provided.


  1. Distribution and causes of “deserts.”

  2. Weathering and water in arid regions.

  3. Transportation of sediment by wind.

  4. Erosion by wind.

  5. Wind-related sedimentary deposition.




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