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Wind derives its energy from instability between regions of the globe. As the climate changes, wind patterns will change with it, impacting processes that depend on the presence or absence of wind within a specific area. Large areas in the United States are susceptible to wind erosion (e.g. coastal areas, drought-ridden and arid terrain). Wind erosivity and soil moisture content are key controls on wind erosion rates and these may be altered with climate change, along with increased drought frequency. Issues with soil erosion will depend on soil type, soil moisture level and wind direction and speed. On the other hand. Off shore and inland wind farms that depend on wind consistency to provide electricity to homes may have to adapt to changing wind patterns.

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