loess

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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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Sleeman (1975) described similar features in a loessic red-brown earth in northern Victoria as 'wustenquarz', or 'illuviation embedded ferri-argillans'.
Two contrasting sets of pedologic features characterise the loessic mantles.
Maher BA (1998) Magnetic properties of modern soils and Quaternary loessic paleosols: paleoclimatic implications.