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Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 15. Weathering and Soils
Keywords: "Wayne Soppeland", weathering, soil, wind, erosion, windbreak, tree, farming, sand

Our transcription: One of these precautions, a barrier known as a windbreak, is composed of very tall trees.
Wayne Soppeland has relied on this technique to protect his precious soil from the ravages of erosion for a long time.
The windbreaks also protect Soppeland's farm from being smothered by drifting sand.
As Soppeland has learned through the years, a windbreak is extremely effective, provided it's sufficiently dense and tall.
When there is an opening in the protection, or no windbreak at all, the damage can be severe.

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