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loess

a fine-grained windblown silt that is characteristic of temperate areas where thick layers of it were distributed during the retreat of the ice after the last glaciation.
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However, in eastern Arkansas an extensive region of prairie, called the "Grand Prairie" occurred on loessal deposits in the alluvial plain of the Mississippi River (Irving et al.
Musumeche's study area is dominated by alluvial valley habitat but the western boundary is loessal prairie (Soil Conservation Service 1978).
Productivity of loessal grasslands in the Kluane Lake region, Yukon Territory, and the Beringian "production paradox.
The Monona (fine-silty, mixed, superactive, mesic Typic Hapludolls) soil type in the study area developed on a deep loessal mantle overlying glacial till.
Rasnake (1991) conducted a similar study with soybean on a loessal soil in western Kentucky.
Loessal soils in the region today are warm and dry in summer, and are often used as rangelands.