sand drift


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sand drift

[′san ‚drift]
(geology)
Movement of windblown sand along the surface of a desert or shore.
An accumulation of sand against the leeward side of a fixed obstruction.
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Data from airport or NOAA meteorological stations were used to construct Fryberger and Dean (1979) sand drift potential diagrams for 41 coastal locations.
Sand drift zone was transformed into sand deposition zone along with the accumulation of sand materials.
"Only yesterday there were sand drifts where the city and bridge stand today," said Shamoon Zamir, associate professor of Literature and Visual Studies, New York University Abu Dhabi.
Rocks and sand drifted into the roads in Jounieh in Mount Lebanon, where the water level in the street reached half-a-meter high.Aa
"Some areas have snowdrifts, but we have big sand drifts, so just leaving them for six months is a terrible idea and will look awful," she said.
Sand drifted up, mingled with the blue screen, whipped its back like a cat in the desert.
Ruts and loose metal, sidelings and sand drifts, washed out creeks and heart-breaking hills.
A fine sand drifts over from the site and builds up around the house.
Models of how sand drifts from place to place offshore are useful to coastal engineers and others interested in stabilizing shorelines and preventing beach erosion, biologists concerned with the movement of nutrients along the ocean bottom, and geologists prospecting for trace metals, which tend to accumulate in sandbars.
Photo: Beach-hugging road leads bikers along 6 1/2 miles of coastline; fat tires on all-terrain bikes help in sand drifts near washout
In dry weather pavement tends to powder up causing deep potholes, rutting and sand drifts, two causeways need to be reshaped and bitumen sealed.Reshape road and gravel sheet Win and cart gravel Spread gravel at 6m wide X 130mm thick, compact to 100mm.
In dry weather pavement tends to powder up causing deep potholes, rutting and sand drifts.Reshape road and gravel sheet Win and cart gravel Spread gravel at 6m wide X 130mm thick, compact to 100mm.