The wind carries away
excess heat, making life more comfortable, and serving as the driver of the planet's system of weather.
Even so, the ion performs a lively dance, which scientists quell with a laser that makes the ion absorb and reemit photons, each of which carries away
a bit of the ion's energy (SN: 7/23/88, p.52).
In general, water erosion not only carries away
productive soils but also breaks up the soils it leaves behind, making them more vulnerable to wind erosion.