Cumulose Sands

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Cumulose Sands

 

accumulations of loose sand, chiefly around niter-bushes (Nitraria), wormwood, certain types of saltworts, and, more rarely, reeds. They are 30–50 cm high and occasionally up to 1–2 m. In some places they are made up of gravel. They usually form in areas where groundwater is close to the surface—in solonchaks and on the shores of lakes, seas, and rivers.

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