- Usually sastrugi. ridges of snow formed on a snowfield by the action of the wind.
Origin of sastruga
Examples from the Web for sastrugi
Historical Examples of sastrugi
The surface was also perfectly level; there was not a sign of sastrugi in any direction.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2
The wind was practically along the sastrugi and the course was diagonal to both.
The light was bad, and steering had to be done by sastrugi and wind.
They had kept a course roughly by the wind and the direction of sastrugi.
What the course was we did not care as we steered by the sastrugi.
- one of a series of ridges on snow-covered plains, caused by the action of wind laden with ice particles
Word Origin for sastruga
- Long, wavelike ridges of snow, formed by the wind and found on the polar plains. Sastrugi are usually up to several meters high and are often parallel to the prevailing wind direction.