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Term: Sastrugi
Definition: Sharp irregular ridges formed on a snow surface by wind erosion and deposition. The ridges are parallel to the direction of the prevailing wind. The Russian word (zastrugi) is a collective noun and lacks a singular form. An individual ridge in a field of sastrugi has been called a sastruga in some English-language articles.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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