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GEMET
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Environmental
Thesaurus
érosion éolienne
Definition

The breakdown of solid rock into smaller particles and its removal by wind. It may occur on any soil whose surface is dry, unprotected by vegetation (to bind it at root level and shelter the surface) and consists of light particles. The mechanisms include straightforward picking up of dust and soil particles by the airflow and the dislodging or abrasion of surface material by the impact of particles already airborne.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/9330