Quote Originally Posted by NEOWatcher View Post
Alignment does not necessarily specify direction. It very well could be aligned perpendicularly to the wind.
Besides, I find it hard to believe that two experts can be 90 degrees off from the apparent major axis, or 90 degrees off of wind direction.
Yep. The quote from Melosh's book comes from the last page of the book, in the thermokarst section. No mention of the bays (according to the index) in the eolian section.

Melosh is probably just referring to the same thing that Brooks, Taylor, and Ivestor are, not trying to contradict them.