sandfall

sandfall

[′san‚fȯl]
(geology)
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John says the increased sandfall probably occurred when sand-riddled ice sheets disintegrated into flotillas of icebergs.
The spring changes include outbursts of gas carrying sand, polygonal cracking of the winter ice blanketing the dunes, sandfalls down the faces of the dunes, and dark fans of sand propelled out onto the ice.
At the tip of a simulated rendition of Baja California, where the sea meets the Pacific, surging water re-creates dramatic submarine sandfalls, with sand cascading down from manmade underwater shelves.