Loess sentence example

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  • The loess was created by the drifting of fine sand and dust.
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  • The loess covers both the watersheds and the valleys.
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  • This wide-spreading loess area was formed partly of wind-blown sand and partly of detritus from the mountains.
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  • The soil of Russia depends chiefly on the distribution of the boulder-clay and loess.
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  • During this period, wind-blown deposits, such as the loess, began to make their appearance.
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  • Soil types: The steepest slopes are of weathered granite and gneiss, with loess or sand deposits in some of the vineyards.
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  • ==Geology== The Pampas of Argentina are generally covered by loess.
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  • The loess soil, chiefly a mixture of porous clay and carbonate of lime, forms the bluffs that border the bottom lands of the Missouri.
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  • Along the river bluffs there is a silicious deposit called loess, which is well suited to the cultivation of fruits and vegetables.
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  • The loess is reddish-brown, buff or grey according to the varying proportions of iron oxide.
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  • The loess is used with clay for the production of brick.
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  • It is a level, straight-backed line of sombre mountain ridge, from the crest of which, as from a wall, the extraordinary configuration of that immense loess deposit called the Chul can be seen stretching away northwards to the Oxus - ridge upon ridge, wave upon wave, like a vast yellow-grey sea of storm-twisted billows.
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  • This wide-spreading loess area, formed partly of wind-blown sand and partly of detritus from the mountains, is known as Chul, and merges into the great plains south of the Oxus river, a great part of which is covered with modern aerial deposits.
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  • Loess, the material produced is a relict feature.
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  • Loess bluffs along the banks offer nesting places to Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) and other hole nesters.
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  • As to the loess, the usual view is that it was a steppe-deposit due to the drifting of fine sand and dust during a dry episode in the Pleistocene period.
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  • The soil of Russia depends chiefly on the distribution of the boulder-clay and loess, on the degree to which the rivers have Solt severally excavated their valleys, and on the moistness of the climate.
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  • It is covered with a thick sheet of black earth, a kind of loess, mixed with 5 to 15% of humus, due to the decomposition of an herbaceous vegetation, which developed luxuriantly during the Lacustrine period on a continent relatively dry even at that epoch.
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  • Heavy clays, gravel and sands, containing cypress stumps, driftwood and mastodon bones, are characteristic. The loess or bluff formation lies along the bluffs bordering the Bottom, nearly continuously through the state.
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  • The great plain itself is covered for the most part by loess and alluvium, but near its borders the Tertiary deposits rise to the surface.
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  • From the pass it drops over the gradually decreasing grades of a wide sweep of Chol (which here happens to be locally free from the intersecting network of narrow ravines which is generally a distinguishing feature of Turkestan loess formations) for a distance of 35 m.
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  • The main water-divide between Herat and the Turkestan Chol (the loess district) has been called Paropamisus for want of any well-recognized general name.
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  • Beyond this range the sand and clay loess formation spreads downwards like a tumbled sea, hiding within the folds of its many-crested hills the twisting course of the Kushk and its tributaries.
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  • The soil is of four kinds: till or drift, alluvial, loess or bluff and geest.
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  • The loess soil, chiefly a mixture of porous clay and carbonate of lime, forms the bluffs bordering the bottom lands of the Missouri and is common in the N.E.
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  • It is built up of Tertiary deposits, belonging to the Sarmatian division of the Miocene period and covered with loess and black earth, and its escarpments represent the old shore-line of the Caspian.
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  • In the south, where the Nan-shan enters Kan-suh province, extensive accumulations of loess make their appearance, and it is only the northern slopes of the hills that are clothed with trees.
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  • Two reasons, however, combine to render it probable that the sedimentary matter is very large in proportion to the volume of water: the first being the great fall, and the consequently rapid current over two-thirds of the river's course; the second that the drainage area is nearly all covered with deposits of loess, which, being very friable, readily gives way before the rainfall and is washed down in large quantity.
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  • The ubiquity of this loess or yellow earth, as the Chinese call it, has in fact given its name both to the river which carries it in solution and to the sea (the Yellow Sea) into which it is discharged.
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  • Its southern foot-hills, covered with loess, make the fertile valleys of Hissar and the Vakhsh.
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  • At the same time another branch of the same gulf protruded northwards in the direction of the Aral, probably as far as the Sary Kamish depression, which lies to the west of the Khivan delta of the Oxus, separated from it by wide beds of loess, clays and gravel, covering rocks of an unknown age.
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  • North of Maimana they form low undulating loess hills, in which most of the Band-i-Turkestan drainage is lost.
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  • Nine-tenths of the rainfall is absorbed by the loess and sandy soils, with only one-tenth being "run-off."
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  • Not being a loess region, the mountains are unproductive, and yield only brushwood and grass, while the plain to the north is so impregnated with salt that it is almost valueless, especially near the sea, for agricultural purposes.
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  • During this period the gradual desiccation of the country continued, and wind-blown deposits, such as the loess, began to make their appearance.
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  • The Wei basin being a loess region is unfit for rice, but for the same reason it produces fine crops of the kinds mentioned at a minimum expenditure of labour.
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  • Numberless irrigation canals carry the water to the fields, which occupy a broad zone of loess skirting the base of the mountains.
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  • The loess, however - reddish-brown, buff or grey in colour, according to the varying proportions of iron oxide - is almost everywhere spread above the drift.
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  • The loess, the re-sorted residual clays, and the glacial clays are all used for the production of brick.
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  • Fertile soil, or rather soil which can be rendered fertile by irrigation, is limited to a narrow terrace of loess along the foot of the mountains, and is surrounded by barren deserts.
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  • Even where the loess stretches out over terraces at some distance from the mountains, as in the south-east of the Transcaspian region, it can be cultivated only when irrigated.
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  • The arable land, being limited to the irrigated terraces of loess, occupies little more than 2% of the whole area of West Turkestan.
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  • The large area which is enclosed within the curve of the Carpathians is for the most part covered by loess, alluvium and other modern deposits, but Miocene and Pliocene beds appear around its borders.
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  • Its bluffs, cut for the most part in the loess but at places in the rock, are frequently from Too to 200 ft.
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  • The eastern part of the state is covered with a thick mantle of Quaternary (Pleistocene), and the greatest part of the western portion with very thick deposits of Miocene and Pliocene (Tertiary) To the Pleistocene belong the alluvium, loess and glacial drift, and in part the sand-hills.
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  • Above the drift there is usually a heavy covering of loess or " bluff deposit " (particularly typical in the neighbourhood of Omaha and Council Bluffs).
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  • Moreover, nine-tenths of the rainfall is absorbed by the loess and sandy soils, only one-tenth being " run-off."
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  • There are five well-defined soil regiotis corresponding to the geologic-topographic divisions already indicated of drift loess, sand-hills, foot-hills and Bad Lands.
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  • The loess is a " salt, fine sandy loam with a large percentage of sand or silt, and considerable calcareous matter, and usually a small amount of clay."
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  • The stream bottoms of alluvium are modified by loess and humic deposits, and are of course very fertile; but hardly more so than the loess of the uplands.
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  • "Loess" is a fine calcareous clay, which has been wind-borne, and subsequently laid down on the margins of dry steppes and deserts.
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  • The loess stretches out over terraces at some distance from the mountains.
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  • There are four kinds of soil in Northern Europe: glacial till, alluvial, loess and geest.
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  • Loess, often thin and always containing little humus, also covers large areas on the high, semi-arid plains in the western part of the state.
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  • It is covered with a thick sheet of black earth, a kind of loess, that is mixed with humus.
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  • Loess is widespread in the Mississippi River basin, especially along the larger streams which flowed from the ice.
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  • These Pleistocene deposits include bouldery drift, loess, terrace deposits and alluvium.
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  • Its southern foothills are covered with loess, making them fertile valleys.
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  • The basin is a loess region and is unfit for rice, but it produces other fine crops.
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