In a recent paper, Muhs and Budahn (2006) aim to test regional paleowind hypotheses put forth in the literature for the provenance of Quaternary loess deposits in central Alaska with geochemical evidence. The experimental design of their study consists of a comparison and multilinear regression analysis (MRA) of major element and rare-earth element (REE) geochemistry between possible source sediment material along the Yukon, Tanana, and Nenana rivers and the youngest loess units of three deposits near Fairbanks, Alaska (see their fig. 2). Such a study has been long overdue and we applaud their initiative. However, through this discussion...

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