Chapter 5. Aeolianite

  1. David J. Nash and
  2. Sue J. McLaren
  1. Sue J. McLaren

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch5

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

How to Cite

McLaren, S. J. (2007) Aeolianite, in Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes (eds D. J. Nash and S. J. McLaren), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125192

Online ISBN: 9780470712917



  • aeolianite;
  • consolidated aeolian sediments;
  • cemented coastal dune sands;
  • original mineralogy;
  • subaerial exposure


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction: Nature and General Characteristics

  • Distribution, Field Occurrence and Geomorphological Relations

  • Macro—and Micromorphological Characteristics

  • Chemistry and Mineralogy

  • Mechanisms of Formation or Accumulation

  • Palaeoenvironmental Significance

  • Relationships to other Terrestrial Geochemical Processes and Sediments

  • Directions for Future Research

  • References