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1. adj. []

Pertaining to the environment of deposition of sediments by wind, such as the sand dunes in a desert. Because fine-grained sediments such as clays are removed easily from wind-blown deposits, eolian sandstones are typically clean and well-sorted.

Synonyms: eolian

See: claydepositional environmentdepositional systemsabkhasandstonesediment

Schematic diagram of depositional environments