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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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Zhang GS, Chan KY, Li GD, Huang GB (2008) Effect of straw and plastic film management under contrasting tillage practices on the physical properties of an erodible loess soil. Soil & Tillage Research 98.
By opening some of the sacs, we observed a multilayered structure, one of the layers composed of loess soil and often including stones, fragments of snail shells (Fig.
(1) The experiment and comparison results show that the loess permittivity increases along with the broadening of moisture content in the loess soil. In addition, the same sample produces different permittivity values under different frequencies, and the loess permittivity increases when the frequencies are increased.
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.
Radiana site and adjacent road infrastructure giving special attention to the geotechnical reinforcement of the linear hydraulic structures because of the weak loess soil, develop the restoration of the site of the abandoned linear hydraulic structures and develop the recovery to the disturbed roads.
Paluszek, "Spatial and temporal variations in erodibility of loess soil," Soil and Tillage Research, vol.
This scenic roadway, cut deep into the soft loess soil by the iron-wheeled carriages and wagons of the antebellum era, commands it.
Effects of urease and nitrification inhibitors added to urea on nitrous oxide emission from a loess soil. J.
Due to the excavation and the highly-erodible nature of the loess soil prevalent throughout the region, the Pecanty property suffered significant erosion.
The Kremstal is adjacent to the Wachau, and its combination of loess soil and primary rock make for wines with slightly greater body.
An area 80 meters deep and 250 meters long of loess soil, a muddy and porous type of earth typical of central China, collapsed, Xinhua said.
(2012) on a loess soil in China reported that LFOC is highly sensitive to diversity in cropping systems.