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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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The following west-east transect, a simplification of the transect presented by Baierle (1993) and following Kurschner (1986), illustrates plant-soil relationships between the extreme desert of the Arava Valley (Wadi Araba), through the rocky escarpments of the Jordanian plateau, and to the loessial plains and the desert east of Ma'an [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 28 OMITTED].
Two types of soils, Shahuang soil (recorded as M soil) and Dark Loessial soil (recorded as B soil) which widely spread in the Loess Plateau, were collected from the 0-20 cm horizon.
Evidence for direct suspension of loessial soils on the Columbia Plateau.
Scott HD, Mauromoustakos A, Handayani IP, Miller DM (1994) Temporal variability of selected properties of Loessial soil as affected by cropping.
Erbaeva, "Loessial soils of Priangaria, Transbaikalia, Mongolia, and northwestern China," Quaternary International, vol.
The biochar application can increase soil water-stable aggregate content of both Dark Loessial soil and Lou soil which were classified as silt loam soils, while only improved aggregate formation of Dark Loessial soil.
Chaplot VAM, Le Bissonnais Y (2003) Runoff features for interrill erosion at different rainfall intensities, slope lengths, and gradients in an agricultural loessial hillslope.
Runoff and sediment production from North Mississippi loessial soils.
According to the FAO/UNESCO Soil Classification (FAO/ UNESCO 1993), the soil is a dark, loessial soil (sand 26.8%, silt 41.9%, clay 21.0%).
Dark Loessial soil (B soil) was collected at Luochuan County, Shaanxi, China (N35deg42'54.6", E109deg22'59.8").
Large numbers of a bacterial and a viral tracer rapidly reached the subsoil of 2 well-structured silty loessial soils (Fig.
Soils evaluated by NC-174 Committee separated by parent material Surface State Soil Texture Classification Glacial Till Parent Material Illinois Clarence SIC(*) Aquollic Hapludalf Iowa Clarion L Typic Hapludall Michigan Marlette SL Glossoboric Hapludalf Minnesota Ves L Udic Haplustoll North Dakota Barnes L Udic Haploboroll Svea L Udic Haploboroll South Dakota Beadle CL Typic Argiustoll Egan SICL Udic Haplustoll Loessial Parent Material Illinois Tama SICL Mollic Hapludalf Grantsbur SIL Typic Fragiudalf Rozetta SIL Typic Hapludalf Hoyleton SIL Aquollic Hapludalf Nebraska Sharpsburg SICL Typic Argiudoll Wymore SICL Aquic Argiudoll Wisconsin Dubuque SIL Typic Hapludalf (*) SIC = silty clay, L = loam, SL = silty loam, CL = clay loam, SICL= silty clay loam, and SIL = silty loam.