Age and Origin of Aeolian Sand in the Vale of York

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Abstract

SANDY soils in the Vale of York within the area of glacial Lake Humber and north of the Escrick moraine1 suffered severe wind erosion during early 1967 and 19682–4. I studied the age and character of the sands during detailed soil mapping near York.

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MATTHEWS, B. Age and Origin of Aeolian Sand in the Vale of York. Nature 227, 1234–1236 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271234a0

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