Wind can keep mountains from growing

Science Centric: Wind is a much more powerful force in the evolution of mountains than previously thought, according to a new report from a University of Arizona-led research team. Bedrock in Central Asia that would have formed mountains instead was sand-blasted into dust, said lead author Paul Kapp. 'No one had ever thought that wind could be this effective,' said Kapp, a UA associate professor of geosciences. 'You won't read in a textbook that wind is a major process in terms of breaking down rock material.'......

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