Winds cause erosion, and move sand and other materials. Wind is powerful in dry regions with sparse vegetation, such as deserts. Although water is, generally speaking, a much more powerful eroding force than wind, aeolian processes are primary in deserts.
- Koren, Ilan et al 2006. The Bodele depression: a single spot in the Sahara that provides most of the mineral dust to the Amazon rainforest. Environmental Research Letters. 1.
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