Aeolian processes

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  • Aeolian Processes
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  • The erosion, transport, and deposition of material due to the action of the wind at or near the Earth's surface. Aeolian processes are at their most effective when the vegetation cover is discontinuous or absent.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    Aeolian processes, also spelled eolian or æolian, pertain to wind activity in the study of geology and weather and specifically to the wind's ability to shape the surface of the Earth (or other planets). Winds may erode, transport, and deposit materials and are effective agents in regions with sparse vegetation, a lack of soil moisture and a large supply of unconsolidated sediments. Although water is a much more powerful eroding force than wind, aeolian processes are important in arid environments such as deserts. The term is derived from the name of the Greek god Aeolus, the keeper of the winds.

    風食(ふうしょく)とは、侵食作用の一種である。風がふきつけたことや、風によって運ばれた土粒子により、岩石や地表が削られ、侵食されること、また、その働きを指す。風食は砂漠化の要因となることもある。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Aeolian_processes)