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  • Created on: 16-05-16 11:10

1. What type of plant is this... Long roots, grows by salt pans

  • Xerophytes (Creosote Bush)
  • Succulents (Cacti)
  • Ephemerals (Verbena)
  • Phreatophytes (Mesquite)
  • Halophytes (Prickle Weed)
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2. What is this... high temperatures cause for the rocks to expand during the day and low temperature in the evening cause it to shrink meaning layers peal off.

  • freeze thaw
  • Isolation (onion skin weathering)
  • wetting and drying
  • salt crystal weathering

3. What type of plant is this... Remain as seeds, only germinate during rain, small shallow roots.

  • Halophytes (Prickle Weed)
  • Xerophytes (Creosote Bush)
  • Succulents (Cacti)
  • Ephemerals (Verbena)
  • Phreatophytes (Mesquite)

4. What is Deflation

  • material rubbing together causing wearing away
  • The entrainment and removal of loose material by the wind
  • Wind blow particles rubbing against the rock

5. What is this... high temperatures cause for all moisture to be drawn out of the rock including salt, this dries out and crystals form causing crack to form and the rock begins to disintegrate

  • wetting and drying
  • Freeze thaw
  • Salt Crystal weathering
  • isolation

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