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Origin and character of loesslike silt in unglaciated south-central Yakutia, Siberia, U.S.S.R.

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Origin and character of loesslike silt in unglaciated south-central Yakutia, Siberia, U.S.S.R.; 1983; PP; 1262; Pewe, Troy Lewis; Journaux, Andre

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Loesslike silt mantles upland terraces and low plateaus throughout unglaciated south-central Yakutia but is thickest along the south side of the lower Aldan River valley and the east side of the Lena River valley. The silt is probably loess deposited during glacial advances by winds blowing southward from the Verkhoyansk Range and eastward across the broad vegetation-free flood plain of the braided Lena River. The well-sorted uniform tan silt is well displayed along the Aldan and Lena Rivers; the thickest exposure measured, more than 60 m, is on the Tyungyulyu Terrace on the east side of the Lena River. On the west side of the valley, it is 10-25 m thick but thins rapidly to a featheredge west of Yakutsk. Almost all scarps along the [...]

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