For example, if an arid region becomes wetter, the rates of chemical weathering may increase or flash floods may occur more frequently.Although most geomorphic systems will respond to changes in climate, it can be difficult sometimes to predict how a specific system, or parts of a system, will respond.Stop at Puritama, famous for its hot pools, where the warm water flows through the rocks. breakfast at hotel in Santiago de Chile, two nights in San Pedro de Atacama, incl.
Return to San Pedro de Atacama and spend the afternoon at your leisure. Early morning excursion to the el Tatio Geysers, located at a height of 4,300 m above sea level and at approx. The geothermal field has close links to the volcanic activity in the zone and consists of huge steam columns.
Climate, however, can also change on much shorter time scales, over decades, centuries, or millennia, for a wide variety of reasons.
As you would expect, the rate and nature of geomorphic processes also respond to climate change.
This is important to better understand and predict how geomorphic processes and associated systems will respond to future climate change.
In this study, we examined how perennial streams in the Atacama Desert have responded to short term climate changes (centuries to millennia) during the last 10,000 years (the Holocene Epoch).
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