Term: Banded fabric Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The presence of banded or isobanded structures in periglacial soils is one of the most frequent features to be discerned in the sub-soils of temperate soils that have formerly been subjected to glacial or periglacial influences. Preferential mobilization of fines to surmount banded sediments and pressure stress accumulation adjacent to melted lenses are the major processes causing the banded microstructure.  TrombottoGeocryology