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Scholz, H. 1972. The soils of the central Namib desert with special consideration of the soils in the vicinity of Gobabeb. Madoqua, 2(1): 33-51


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The soils of the central Namib desert with special consideration of the soils in the vicinity of Gobabeb.

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In this study the most important soils of the central Namib are discussed after a brief preliminary discussion of the climate. Precipitation consists of rain and fog, resulting in sparse vegetation, and succulent in sheItered places. Grass appears only after sufficent rain has fallen. Keywords: Foggy desert, Metamorphic schists, Marble, Granite, Peneplains, Calcrete, Gypcrete, Inselberge, Cold Benguela Current, Westerly winds, Vegetation, Lichen, Algae, Succulent pIants, Pegmatite dykes, Cretaceous calcrete, Pleistocene, Mica schists, Triassic, Jurassic, Chemical weathering, Mechanical weathering, Fog, precipitation.

Year: 1972

Type: Journal Article

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