wind deposition

wind deposition
  the return of wind-borne particles to the surface.

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  • Leonard R. Brand — Within the field of geology, Brand is best known for his research suggesting that fossil tracks in the Grand Canyon s Coconino Sandstone point to underwater deposition, rather than desert wind deposition of dry sand. [ Geology Today , vol. 8(3),… …   Wikipedia

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  • longshore current — wind driven current along the shore, playing an important role in sediment transport and deposition and thus affecting fishes through habitat formation …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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