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Landforms

final test

QuestionAnswer
Caves and sinkholes would be most likely to occur in regions where the underlying bedrock is
aeolian processes
alluvian fan
fluvial procrsses
Badlands
Bornhardt
Butte
Inselberg
Mesa
Pediment
Scarp
Bajada
Clapan
Playa
Salina
Barachan dune
Erg
Sand Dune
Seif dune
transverse dune
Hamada
Reg
Tar
Ablation
Accumulation
Alpine Glacier
Arete
Cirque
Cirque glacier
Col
Drift
Drumlin
Esker
Firm INeve)
Glacial trough
Hanging valley
Headwall
Horn
Ice sheet
Kame
Kettle
Morraine
Piedmont glacier
Oulet flacier
Tarn
Till
Atoll
Backshore
backwash
Barrier island
Barrier reef
Beach
Berm
Coral reef
Estuary
Fjord
Headland
Hook
Lagoon
Marine terrace
Motu
Ria shoreline
Seismic sea wave
Spit
Tidal processes
Tombolo
Tsunami
Wave processes
Valley glacier
individual crescent-shaped dune barchan
long, linear dunes forming perpendicular to the direction of the wind transverse
dune that forms between two dominat wind directions . seif
a surface of coarse gravel, pebbles, and boulders lacking sand and dust reg
barren surface of consolidated rock in dry lands hamada
A seif aligns in an intermediate direction between two dominant directions.
A hamada is desert landscape with a barren surface.
Which of the following erosion sequences from largest to smallest is correct? Plateau⇒mesa⇒butte⇒pillar
Which of the following aeolian features is not associated with dry lands? None of the above because they are all associated with dry lands.
The immediate origin of loess is aeolian depositon True
Pediments develop as desert mountains are worn down by weathering and erosion. True
Desert landforms are largely a result of wind. False
The single most significant feature of dry lands is the lack of vegetation True
_____ weathering is dominant in humid climates while _____ weathering is dominant in arid regions.
Which of the following is not a factor in the formation of desert landforms? permeable surfaces
A fine grained wind-deposited surface material with extensive deposits in the midlatitudes is ____. loess
The Spanish word for table applied to flat topped landforms in the American West is ______. mesa
The single most important agent of landscape formation in deserts is ____. water
A shallow depression from which an abundance of fine material has been deflated is known as a deflation hollow or _____. blowout
An erg is a desert landscape characterized by large expanses of sand.
Rivers such as the Nile or Colorado, which rise in moist regions and then flow through arid landscapes are called _____ streams. exotic
Most desert streamflow eventually evaporates or seeps into the landscape.
Aeolian processes refer to wind.
Mesa-and-scarp topography is most closely associated with ____. erosion
Many permanent desert lakes are best described by which phrase? they were once much larger. They are remnants of Pleistocene lakes They receive water from exotic streams. They receive flow from nearby mountains.
In arid regions, differential erosion tends to be best developed in areas of _____. multiple sedimentary layers
An arroyo is to a wadi as an inselberg is to a(n) _____. bornhardt
Basin-and-range terrain has what three principal features? ranges, piedmont zones, and basins
he steeper leeward side of a dune is called a _____. slip face
Badlands result from ____. a densely packed network of streams in erodible sedimentary rocks
The whitish surface of a salinas is due to _____. high-salt concentrations
he main factors causing desertification in the Sahel were natural drought and _____. overgrazing
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