Coarse roots of Retama raetam being denuded by wind erosion
by Vincent Felde, University of Hannover, Germany, Hannover, Germany
The plant mound (nebkha) of this perennial shrub (Retama raetam) is blown of by wind and the root system is denuded due to the absence of biological soil crusts that protect the soil from wind erosion.
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Submitted on 09 February 2015
Credit: Vincent Felde (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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