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Geology of Death Valley National Park n.a. / n.a. Death Valley, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map, desert
Volcanoes Far From Plate Margins 11:51 - 13:20 (01:29) / 2.7 MB "Richard Hazlett", "Robert Tilling", volcano, "convergent plate margin", "divergent plate margin", "oceanic hot spot", desert, California, subduction, "cinder cone", crust, tension, fracture, "plate tectonics", pressure, magma, eruption
Rates of Weathering 08:06 - 09:07 (01:01) / 1.9 MB "Thomas Hartnett", water, "chemical weathering", weathering, "weathering rate", climate, "mechanical weathering", soil, temperature, "chemical reaction", desert, mineral, "Earth's surface"
Chemical Precipitation 07:05 - 07:42 (00:37) / 1.0 MB "sedimentary rock", "chemical sedimentation", lithification, "chemical precipitation", water, desert, lake, lagoon, evaporation, calcite, gypsum, salt, evaporite
Conclusion 25:54 - 26:57 (01:03) / 1.3 MB "James Sadd", landscape, humans, landform, desert, rainstorm, flood, wind, slope, "tectonic activity", "Grand Canyon", "Colorado River", stream, water, "Earth's surface"
Aquifers 11:46 - 13:11 (01:25) / 2.9 MB "Jim Goodrich", aquifer, "United States", "Los Angeles", "Orange County", "fresh water", California, rainfall, desert, "coastal plain", groundwater, "perennial stream", snow, mountain, river, "surface water"
Wind, Dust and Deserts 30 minutes / n.a. desert, wind, rainfall, plant, soil, sand, evaporation, air, vegetation, precipitation, dune, desertification, climate
Introduction to Wind, Dust and Desert 00:40 - 01:54 (01:14) / 1.1 MB introduction, "James Sadd", "Death Valley", lake, valley, shoreline, grassland, slope, "pine tree", humid, animal, bison, antelope, horse, pelican, flamingo, climate, glacier, "Ice Age", salt, lakebed, desert, plant, evaporation
Deserts 01:54 - 03:06 (01:12) / 1.4 MB "Art Montana", "Tropic of Cancer", "Tropic of Capricorn", desert, "Earth's surface", vegetation, Antarctica, precipitation, polar, "South Pole", "Point Barrow", Alaska, rainfall, soil, water, pond, lake, "Mojave Desert", California, "giant yucca", "Joshua tree"
Regions of Infrequent Precipitation 03:06 - 04:14 (01:08) / 1.4 MB desert, landscape, Antarctica, polar, Alaska, sand, "Mojave Desert", precipitation, evaporation, "subtropical desert", Equator, humid, rainfall, "tropical rainforest", tropic, subtropic, arid
Rain Shadows 05:45 - 07:05 (01:20) / 1.8 MB "Art Montana", desert, subtropic, "rain shadow", "Pacific Ocean", air, coast, mountain, cloud, rainfall, snow, "Sierra Nevada", California, "Mojave Desert", "United States", Gobi, Asia, "South America", Andes
Plate Tectonics 07:05 - 07:38 (00:33) / 0.6 MB "Art Montana", desert, "plate tectonics", continent, polar, Equator, subtropic, Africa, Permian, "South Pole", "Kalihari Desert", glacier, time
Past Deserts 07:38 - 08:29 (00:51) / 1.6 MB "Southwestern United States", desert, "fossil dune", "Grand Canyon", sandstone, "Zion National Park", "cross-bedding", oxidation, iron, "dry land", plant, animal, fossil, forest, "geologic time", "plate tectonics", orogeny, mountain, "rain shadow"
Land Locked Regions 08:29 - 08:54 (00:25) / 0.4 MB ocean, rainfall, China, Gobi, Taklamakan, air, precipitation, water, "rain shadow", desert, mountain
Coastal Deserts 08:54 - 09:50 (00:56) / 1.4 MB "Richard Hazlett", desert, air, water, coastline, Chile, Africa, ocean, evaporation, temperature, "cold marine current", "coastal desert"
Desert Origins 09:50 - 10:22 (00:32) / 0.5 MB desert, subtropic, "equatorial air current", "rain shadow", land, "cold coastal current", "warm latitudes", polar
Flashflooding 10:22 - 11:06 (00:44) / 1.0 MB desert, landform, rainfall, precipitation, flashflooding, erosion, transportation, sediment, canyon, deposition, mountain, "alluvial fan", environment
Drainage 11:06 - 12:25 (01:19) / 1.5 MB "Art Montana", desert, drainage, "drainage pattern", river, Nile, Africa, Niger, "Colorado River", "United States", stream, soil, pond, lake, evaporation, sand, "Mojave Desert", California, "Mojave River", "San Bernardino Mountains", "Soda Lake"
Wind Agent 12:25 - 12:58 (00:33) / 0.9 MB "James Sadd", desert, landscape, wind, sand, silt, transportation, dune, continent, "ocean basin"
Desert Dust 12:58 - 13:42 (00:44) / 1.2 MB desert, wind, "desert dust", rock, mineral, plant, animal, ash, detritus, "volcanic ash", atmosphere, storm
Loess 13:42 - 14:24 (00:42) / 1.7 MB desert, wind, "desert dust", soil, "Midwestern United States", loess, silt, clay, Pleistocene, glacier, China
Sand Dunes 14:24 - 15:01 (00:37) / 0.5 MB desert, wind, sand, ocean, continent, dune
Desert Playas 15:01 - 15:11 (00:10) / 0.2 MB desert, sand, "desert playa", lakebed, humid, arid
Blowouts and Oasis 15:11 - 16:09 (00:58) / 1.6 MB "Richard Hazlett", desert, wind, dune, blowout, stream, Sahara, "Earth's surface", vegetation, soil, sediment, "water table", oasis
Desert Pavement 16:09 - 16:42 (00:33) / 1.5 MB desert, "desert pavement", wind, silt, dust, rock, gravel, erosion
Desert Varnish 16:42 - 18:16 (01:34) / 3.5 MB "Richard Hazlett", desert, "desert varnish", "manganese oxide", clay, weathering, evaporation, precipitation, "acid rain", "chemical weathering", rainfall, microbe, "biological activity"
Desertification 18:16 - 19:00 (00:44) / 1.6 MB "James Sadd", desert, climate, topography, "plate tectonics", forest, prairie, grassland, humans, desertification, environment
Development and Overgrazing 19:48 - 20:49 (01:01) / 1.9 MB vegetation, humans, atmosphere, plant, tree, air, climate, rainfall, semi-arid, desert, desertification, agriculture, grazing
Dust Bowl 20:49 - 21:42 (00:53) / 1.1 MB desertification, desert, "United States", "Great Plains", "ecological balance", rainfall, plant, agriculture, grazing, soil, drought, "dust bowl", "soil conservation"
Sahel 21:42 - 23:02 (01:20) / 2.3 MB desert, desertification, Africa, Sahel, Sahara, semi-arid, rainfall, grazing, drought, plant, soil, cattle, "dust storm", dune, Ethiopia, Sudan, human
Global Climate Changes 24:47 - 25:45 (00:58) / 1.4 MB desert, humans, arid, "global climate change", climate, Africa, environment
Conclusion 25:45 - 26:48 (01:03) / 1.3 MB "James Sadd", desert, humans, life, dune, playa, salt, sand, "desert varnish", environment, landform, climate, lake, grassland, forest
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