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07:56 Dec 21, 2009
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Science - Geology
Additional field(s): Agriculture, Geography
English term or phrase: blowout
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A shallow circular or elliptical depression in sand or dry soil formed by wind erosion.

Example sentence(s):
  • Deflation basins, called blowouts, are hollows formed by the removal of particles by wind. Blowouts are generally small, but may be up to several kilometers in diameter.
  • Slopes protected from the prevailing winds have had negligible wind erosion except in areas where severe erosion created deflation basins. These blowout basins are limited to small interfluve areas, a few square miles in size, which probably had a thick layer of loose, sand-size fissile-shale fragments that winds could erode. Soil Science Society of America
  • Wind erosion removes and redistributes soil. Small blowout areas may be associated with adjacent areas of deposition at the base of plants or behind obstacles, such as rocks, shrubs, fence rows, and roadbanks. United States Department of Agriculture
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5deflacijsko udubljenje


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deflacijsko udubljenje

Definition from own experience or research:
udubljenje u tlu nastalo ispuhivanjem vjetrom

Example sentence(s):
  • ije li mogla poteći lava nakon nekog udara meteorita, nije li se mogao kanalizirati vjetar (deflacijska udubljenja na Zemlji u pravcu dominantnog vjetra tzv. jardang), nije li moglo ovo ili ono? -  
  • gramada - nepokretna dina koja nastaje akumulacijom pijeska na vlažnu ili travnu podlogu neposredno iza deflacijskog udubljenja - Školski geografski leksikon  
  • blow-out – defl acijska udolina (kotlina), v. blowout, 2 - Naftni rječnik Perić  

Neposredno uz deflacijska udubljenja, u vlažnim područjima oblikuju se garmade. Za ove dine je karakteristično da su statične zbog vezanja pijeska kapilarnom vodom.
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