(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1988)

Document title

Scale model simulations of the deposition of loess in hilly terrain

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The sedimentation of loess in a 40 km2 area on the northern border of the Belgian loess belt, is investigated by means of wind tunnel experiments. Loess deposition is simulated on a relief scale model for different wind directions. Simulation with northeast winds produces a loess deposition pattern that coincides closely to the field pattern, which may be an indication that the loess-bearing winds at the end of the Weichselian came from the northeast. Loess deposition occurs preferably on windward slopes and not on leward ones. The wind-shadow concept, which is important in the case of sand deposition may not apply to fine materials such silt and clay


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms

Editor :

Millesime : 1988, vol. 13, no6 [pp. 533-544]

Bibliographic references : 61 réf.



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