Aeolian Sand Deposits
Windblown and deposited granular material with particle sizes of 0.0625–2 mm.
A type of aeolian deposit.
This entry discusses sand deposits in general; details on bedforms and other aeolian deposits can be found in the appropriate entries.
Subtypes by Deposit Hierarchy
Sand systems are self-organized into a hierarchy of superimposed sand patterns (bedforms) (Lancaster 1995). These forms are in a state of quasi equilibrium state; they cannot grow into a form belonging to another hierarchical order (Sharp 1963).
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