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desert wind

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A hot, dry, dusty wind that blows outwards from a low air pressure cell over a desert, desiccating surrounding areas and withering plants. Examples include the sirocco and the harmattan.

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exsiccation

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.

Dehydration of an area by a process (e.g. drainage) in the absence of changes in precipitation levels. Draining of marshlands and deforestation are examples of processes that can lead to...

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sedimentary structure

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The external shape, the internal structure, or the forms preserved on bedding surfaces, generated in sedimentary rocks by sedimentary processes or contemporaneous biogenic activity....

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