Weathering in Arid Regions

P. A. Warke

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Many misconceptions exist regarding weathering in arid regions. Chief among these are assumptions that physical processes dominate and are not very effective because of a perceived lack of moisture. This chapter explores the factors that combine to make weathering in arid regions spatially and temporally complex, reflecting the range of surface microenvironmental conditions. Because of desert landscape complexity, attempts at interpreting weathered features must take into account the long-term history of rock outcrops and debris that mantle them, as most desert landscapes contain legacies of weathering forms and products, which were developed when moisture was more readily available in the past.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTreatise on Geomorphology
EditorsJohn Shroder
Place of PublicationSan Diego
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print) 9780123747396
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


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