wind erosion


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wind erosion

[′wind i‚rō·zhən]
(geology)
Detachment, transportation, and deposition of loose topsoil or sand by the action of wind.
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Themes in this category were wind erosion, water erosion and soil compaction.
Repeated periods of reduced precipitation, followed by soil and wind erosion, became early warning signs.
Don Fisher, started covering the fields with alfalfa hay, creating a type of lawn to protect the topsoil from water and wind erosion.
We used to spend hours exploring, and managed to find many artifacts that emerged due to wind erosion.
Wind erosion and attacks by shifting sands on economics facilities and biological sources are among the most prominent factors of creating desert in the country.
One of the most destructive forces from Mother Nature, the combination of ultraviolet (UV) light, water, wind erosion, and freeze/thaw cycles, can quickly destroy an unprotected coating.
The ridges look like sand dunes but, rather than being made from material piled up by the wind, the scientists say the ridges actually form from wind erosion of bedrock.
This disturbance has historically been caused by extreme storms and periods of wind erosion but for the past 60 years or so, the wind speeds seem to have reduced and the dunes have stopped moving.
This disturbance has historically been caused by extreme storms and periods of wind erosion but for the last 60 years or so, the wind speeds seem to have reduced and the dunes have stopped moving.
What we're proposing is that, during the glacials, when it's colder and drier, there's severe wind erosion in the Qaidam Basin and the dust gets blown out and deposited downwind in the Loess Plateau:
Within this frame, a meeting took place in 2009 on dust coming from deserts, prevention of wind erosion, controlling air quality, and early warning systems.
Summary: Libya will be included in a working group of Turkey, Syria, Qatar, Iraq and Iran in the fight against dust coming from deserts and wind erosion, Eroglu said.