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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., 1980).
Musumeche's study area is dominated by alluvial valley habitat but the western boundary is loessal prairie (Soil Conservation Service 1978).
South-facing slopes in today's taiga zone are weaker analogs for the more mesic, loessal, nutrient-rich soils of the Pleistocene Beringian plains, which, as discussed in the introduction, we have reason to believe were widespread.
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.
The Monona soil developed on a deep loessal mantle overlying glacial till.