eolianite


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eolianite

[ē′ōl·yə‚nīt]
(geology)
A sedimentary rock consisting of clastic material which has been deposited by wind.
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When preserved, the terrace sediments are generally thin, commonly composed of a lower pebbly layer overlain by beach sands, rarely containing shells and fragments of marine fossils, and often buried by eolianites and/or colluvial deposits of sand and gravel from the adjacent paleo-sea cliffs.
In: Modern and Ancient Carbonate Eolianites. Sedimentology, Sequence Stratigraphy and Diagenesis.
Late Mississippian rocks in this region consist of marine carbonates, shales, evaporites, eolianites, continental redbeds, and certain characteristic paleosols (for example, calcareous aridisols and vertisols), which show that this portion of the Appalachian foreland basin was located in the arid subtropics (Cecil 1990; Cecil and others 1997; Miller and Eriksson 1999).