Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Drift Deposit (Aeolian)

  • Henrik Hargitai
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_120


Accumulation of wind-blown particles (dust, sand, or snow) not organized into self-organized  bedforms such as ripples or dunes (Greeley et al. 2002).



  1. (1)

     Streamer (Bourke et al. 2004)

  2. (2)

     Sand patch (Bourke et al. 2004) (Fig. 1)

  3. (3)

    Obstacle-related deposits:  ridge in current shadow (Greeley et al. 2002),  wind streak

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Ames Research Center/NPPMoffett FieldUSA