Transportation by Winds

Wind transports pieces of rocks, soil, stones etc., like rivers and glaciers, from one place to another. Although winds erosion is less effective as compare to that by rivers but it may be seen clearly in deserts.

Transportation of particles takes place in different ways. High velocity winds can transport heavy debris from one place to another but on the other hand slow speed winds transport light weight particles only. Sometimes heavy and large pieces of rocks are not picked by winds but they roll on ground along the wind direction.

A dust storm having diameter of 500 km can pick up 100 million (10 Crore) tons of soil. It has a capacity of forming a 30 meters high mountain with a base of 3 kilometers.