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Alaskan Loess and Eolian Sand and their Paleoclimatic Significance and Importance to Soils

Loess and eolian sand are really the most important surficial deposits in Alaska These deposits record past periods of rapid dust or sand deposition under cold, dry, windy conditions. If sources of loess and sand can be inferred, they also record past wind directions. Buried soils found within eolian deposits record past periods of landscape stability. Morphology and chemical properties of buried soils can yield information about past vegetation.

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Status: Complete
Start Date: 2000/09/30
Type: Project
End Date: 2012/12/31
Primary Agency
US Geological Survey

Other Agencies
University of Wales, University of Iowa, National Park Service

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