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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 15.30 A steep gully eroded into the thick loess deposits of northern China.

Where did the sediments found in this loess originate?

To determine

The region from where sediments found in the given loess originate.

Explanation

The dust particles of clay and silt that are removed by deflation are carried by wind in suspension for hundreds or thousands of kilometers before depositing them. Finally, these particles settle out to form a tan that is a blanket of yellow or grey and c...

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