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Work of Streams

Streams do a large of geological work. Flowing water from upstream toward downstream possesses a tremendous amount of energy. The geological work of streams is to erode the valley, transport the eroded material, and deposit the same in the lower reaches at favorable sites. Stream Erosion: The stream causes erosion in four ways: (i) chemical …

Work of Wind

What is a Wind? The air currents in the motion are called “wind”. The wind is an important agent of erosion, transportation and deposition. Its work is particularly seen in arid regions. Wind Erosion: Although wind erosion is not restricted to arid and semi-arid regions, it does its most effective work in these areas. Wind …