deflation basin

   A topographic basin excavated and maintained by wind erosion which removes unconsolidated material and commonly leaves a rim of resistant material surrounding the depression. Unlike a blowout, a deflation basin does not include adjacent deposits derived from the basin.
   Compare: blowout.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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