eolian erosion

eolian erosion

[ē′ōl·yən ə′rō·zhən]
(geology)
Erosion due to the action of wind.
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Desertification got worse and large quantities of the stripped and salinated soil, vulnerable to eolian erosion, were blown by the prevailing winds onto arable land in neighboring regions, which in turn rapidly deteriorated.
This is the first time on Earth that I've seen evidence of eolian erosion," he observes, pointing to the wind's sculpting of the mountains.