Wind (eolian) erosion is usually mentioned in the scientific literature as wind picking up sand particles (deflation) and “sandblasting” the bedrock (corrasion). The most visible results are sand deposits (dunes and associated forms) and strange “mushroom” rocks.

Little is however said or taught about the possibility of wind excavating large hollows in massive rocks. The most obvious features that come to mind are tafoni (singular tafone) which is defined as….

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