The Landform created by the erosional and depositional activities in the form of wind is called Aeolian landforms. This process is not unique for the earth; it has been marked on other planets including Mars. It has been created in two ways through the winds one is an Erosional landform and another one is a Depositional landform. The Erg is a broad and flat area covered by the deserts with the windswept sand and that enables as little or no vegetative cover. It has been defined as a desert area that contains more than 125 kilometers and a surface of 20%.
What are Landforms Created by the Actions of Wind?
The Landform created by the erosional and depositional activities in the form of wind is called Aeolian landforms. It has been created in two ways through the winds as an Erosional landform and another as a Depositional landform.
Erosional landforms due to wind
The high relief structure and the featureless plains by the activities due to the wind are called Pediplains. The erosional landform presents the deflation hollows created by the removal of loose particles in the form of the ground that is represented as the action of the wind. The depression created by the persistent erosion is known as deflation hollows. Ventifacts rocks are the result of the abrasion, pitted, grooved, through wind-driven by the sand or the crystal of ice. The desert has a greater amount of sand and rock particles which the wind uses as a tool to carve different landforms. The result performs the formation of rock pillars and the shape like the narrow pillars and the top of the broad surface.
Depositional landform due to wind
In the deserts, the dunes are placed in the depositional landform. The shape of the sand dunes presents multiple varieties. That forms like branches, seifs, etc. The Seifs present a similarity to the Barchans. The loess refers to the several areas of the world that covers the deposit of the silt carried through wind. It has been settled by the dust storm for over a thousand years. This type of deposition is known as the Loess.
Action of waves
The coastal waves are the most dynamic as well as destructive. In the presence of the sea, that is very close to the land that presents a narrow coast. The waves of sea strike repeatedly against cliffs and over a period, flatten them out which is called a wave-cut platform. Chasms are narrow deep indentations carved out through vertical planes where the rocks are soft and prone to erosion resulting in this unique landform over a period of time. Other erosional landforms as a result of wave action includes Sea cliffs, hanging valleys, Sea arches, stacks, etc. While depositional features includes Beaches, Sand Bars, Barriers etc.
This concludes our discussion on the landforms created by the action of the wind, in two ways one is a Depositional landform due to wind and another is an Erosional landform due to wind. This study presents the effect of erosional landforms that are created by the wind and the deflation hollows created by the removal of loose particles in the form of the ground. Another part of this study presents the Depositional landform as the deflation hollows created by the removal of loose particles in the form of the grounds that present the effects of the landform due to wind. It has been also presented as the action of waves refers to dynamic disruption.