Wind transports sand, pieces of plants and other material on the surface. There are three ways of transporting materials. Most materials on surface aren't moved by wind, because those materials are attached to the land and they are too heavy to be moved. If wind velocity is good enough, it can carry grains of sand and silt. Strong wind can lift sand grains, transport them and drop them (this process is known as saltation). Also, wind can move finer material, like dust, silt and salt. This kind of transporting is known as suspension. Wind can keep some particles in air for weeks and move them long distances.
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