January 2023

Characteristics of Hot Deserts

By |2022-09-15T12:44:18+02:00January 24th, 2023|Hot Deserts, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Kalahari Desert. Image credit HDImageLib Kalahari Desert. Image credit HDImageLib ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes:Characteristics and Location of Hot deser

NB:It is important to note that the Ordinary Level syllabus confines our study to hot deserts that are otherwise known as tropical deserts. Other deserts such as the cold deserts of […]

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Wind Action in Deserts: Wind Transport and Deposition

By |2022-09-15T12:44:16+02:00January 24th, 2023|Hot Deserts, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Wind transportation methods. Image credit apod.com Wind transportation methods. Image credit apod.com ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Wind Action in Deserts: Wind Transport

  • Wind is able to transport (move) sand and dust particles depending on its speed and flow.
  • The effectiveness of wind erosion and transport depend on a number of factors:
  • Aeolian […]
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Sand Dunes and Ripples

By |2022-09-15T12:44:15+02:00January 24th, 2023|Hot Deserts, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Seif dunes. Image credit 7-themes.com Seif dunes. Image credit 7-themes.com ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Sand Dunes

  • As soon as wind velocity drops wind deposition occurs.
  • The heaviest material is deposited first while the finer material and dust is carried further before being dropped.
  • As a result loess (which consists of fine particles) is sometimes […]
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Yardangs, Zeugens and Rock Pedestals

By |2022-09-15T12:44:14+02:00January 24th, 2023|Hot Deserts, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Zeugens. Image credit Revisionworld.com Zeugens. Image credit Revisionworld.com ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Hot Deserts: Yardangs

Zeugens

  • Pictured in the diagram above.
  • Zeugens are the ridges in “ridge and furrow” landscapes found in deserts.
  • These ridge and furrow landscapes sculpted found in hot deserts are a result of wind erosion.
  • Wind abrasion turns a desert surface […]
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