sandblow

sandblow

[′san‚blō]
(ecology)
A patch of coarse, sandy soil denuded of vegetation by wind action.
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NIGHT I'd watch the moon rise over the ocean from the Stonetool sandblow - dunes that are moving across the island.
Until the late 19th century, dune environments in north-west Europe, including Britain, were used for cultivation and grazing, overexploitation of which would reactivate sandblow (Greswell 1953).
Deposits left by these "sandblows" or "sand boils" were often huge, says Thomas Holzer of the USGS in Menlo Park, Calif.