aeolian deposits



aeolian deposits defined in 1939 year

aeolian deposits - Aeolian Deposits (Lat. Aeolus, god of the winds);
aeolian deposits - Deposits formed of wind-carried particles of varying degrees of coarseness. They have been formed on land surfaces and may be detected among the rocks of various geological periods. The chief Aeolian deposits are the sand dunes of coastal regions, the sands of deserts - e.g. Sahara - and the great loess deposits of Asia. Wind-blown sands are remarkable for the. extremely rounded character (millet seed) and high superficial polish of individual grains.

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