9. Wind weathers rocks into natural structures.
Example : Arches National Park has rock in many shapes. Weathering and
erosion from wind and gravity helped carve these pillars from solid rock.
10. EROSION - Wind also has the ability to erode. This is especially true
where there are not many plants to protect the ground.
11. When a gust of wind blows, it picks up sand and other bits of material. It
carries these bits with it. Wind can carry pieces the size of sand only for short
distances at a time. But over time it can move them several kilometers. Tiny
pieces like dust can blow thousands of kilometers away.
12. A powerful , fast-spinning tornado can move rocks, trees, and other materials in its
14. SUMMARY :
How can wind change the Earth’s surface?
Wind can strip layers of sediment and soil off the top of a
landscape or carry tiny grains of sand and other debris miles away
from the parent location. In transit, the materials carried by wind
erode the land as they scrape along the surface or break into smaller
particles and are deposited in new locations.