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yardang A streamlined, wind-sculptured hill ranging in length from metres to kilometres and developed in any bedrock that is at least weakly consolidated. Yardangs are restricted to deserts that have high aridity with minimal plant cover and soil development, and that are dominated by strong, unidirectional winds for most of the year.

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yardang

yardang A streamlined, wind-sculptured hill ranging in length from metres to kilometres and developed in any bedrock that is at least weakly consolidated. Yardangs are restricted to deserts that have high aridity with minimal plant cover and soil development, and are dominated by strong, unidirectional winds for most of the year.

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"yardang." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Nov. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"yardang." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved November 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/yardang-0