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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The soil-rated themes discussed in this paper are: soil acidity, wind erosion, water erosion, soil organic carbon, soil compaction, water repellence, and nutrient status (phosphorus).
The rich soil was capable of producing big crops during wet seasons, but was also subject to severe wind erosion.
Others say it could be a fluke formation like those on Earth caused by wind erosion.
He noticed that tilling left the soil vulnerable to water and wind erosion, which then stripped away the tilled land's topsoil.
The major forms of land degradation include soil erosion ( which accounts for over 71 per cent of the total degradation) and wind erosion ( 10.
These ash spreads contained barley grains which were accidentally burnt in domestic hearths and were then spread by humans onto the windblown sand surface during the 4th-6th centuries and 6th-8th centuries, a common practice identified in the North Atlantic during this period to control wind erosion.
Wind erosion and, probably, subsidence of rocky strata due to leaching of gypsum over the ages disintegrated most of the visible dome, leaving behind a few scattered rocky outcrops in its centre and the peripheral wall of limestone rocks that had so fascinated me time and again.
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.
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:
He and his team then visited the Qaidam Basin to collect more information about the yardangs, the history of wind erosion and the dust.