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lo·ess

 (lō′əs, lĕs, lŭs)
n.
A buff to gray windblown deposit of fine-grained, calcareous silt or clay.

[German Löss, from German dialectal Lösch, from lösch, loose; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

lo·es′si·al (lō-ĕs′ē-əl, lĕs′ē-əl, lŭs′-) adj.

loess

(ˈləʊɪs; German lœs)
n
(Geological Science) a light-coloured fine-grained accumulation of clay and silt particles that have been deposited by the wind
[C19: from German Löss, from Swiss German dialect lösch loose]
loessial, loˈessal, loˈessic adj

lo•ess

(ˈloʊ ɛs, lɛs, lʌs)

n.
a loamy, usu. yellowish and calcareous deposit formed by wind, common in the Mississippi Valley and in Europe and Asia.
[1825–35; < German Löss < Swiss German lösch loose, slack (sch taken as dial. equivalent of German s)]
lo•ess′i•al, adj.

lo·ess

(lō′əs, lĕs, lŭs)
A very fine grained silt or clay, thought to be deposited as dust blown by the wind. Most loess is believed to have originated during the Pleistocene Epoch from areas of land covered by glaciers and from desert surfaces.

loess

- Loam composed of matter transported by wind, from German losz, "loosen."
See also related terms for loosen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loess - a fine-grained unstratified accumulation of clay and silt deposited by the wind
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Translations

loess

[ˈləʊɪs] Nloess m

loess

nLöss m, → Löß m
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The loess soil is described as "a loose, crumbly soil comprised of quartz, feldspar, mica and other materials, which were ground into a fine powder by glaciers during the Ice Ages.
Michel then measured the differences between body weights and antler score from the first-generation (FI) fawns produced by wild adult females from the Delta, Thin Loess, and LCP.
In alpine region of Loess Plateau, to do establishment of vegetation, we must first solve the core problem how to maintain the basic water demand for the normal growth and development of plant (Wei et al, 1998; He et al, 1998), and select light-resistant plant species.
Data about pedogenesis on loess in the territory of Czech Republic are scattered, predominantly focused on the genesis of fossil soil types (Smolikova 1972, 1984).
Under these slopes and gorges lie soil variations of shist, slate, and compositions of loess.
The region where the Brady soil formed was not glaciated, but underwent radical change as the Northern Hemisphere's retreating glaciers sparked an abrupt shift in climate, including changes in vegetation and a regime of wildfire that contributed to carbon sequestration as the soil was rapidly buried by accumulating loess.
The paper covers topics in geotechnical and geotechnical earthquake engineering, including soil dynamics and earthquake engineering, foundation engineering and pile testing, excavation and shoring, embankments and retaining walls, tunnels and underground structures, dams and levees, expansive soils and loess, geology and rock mechanics, and geotechnical numerical modeling and computation.
Casimcea Plateau (located in the central-east), is a remnant of slightly wavy and raised pediplen, with outcrops of green schists ("coltani") in valleys and inselbergs, parasitized by thick loess blankets in which the valleys have been deepened recently.