eolian dune

eolian dune

[ē′ōl·yən ′dün]
(geology)
A dune resulting from entrainment of grains by the flow of moving air.
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Shoreline progradation and eolian dune development has continued through to modern time (Figure 6C).
The susceptibility of these soils to transport by wind is clearly evidenced by the regional geomorphology--the area is dominated by soils derived from eolian dunes and from loess that is up to 75m (250 ft) thick (Busacca, 1991; Boling et al., 1998)--yet assessment of the critical source areas for P[M.sub.10] emission requires objective discrimination of both the wind erodibility and P[M.sub.10] content of eroding soils.