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Ward, J.D. 1984. A reappraisal of the cenozoic stratigraphy in the Kuiseb valley of the central Namib desert. Proceedings of an International Symposium by the South African Society for Quaternary Research. Late Cainozoic palaeoclimates of the Southern Hemisphere. A.A. Balkema. Rotterdam, 455-464


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A reappraisal of the cenozoic stratigraphy in the Kuiseb valley of the central Namib desert.

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Recent mapping of the surficial deposits in the Kuiseb Valley west of the Escarpment has facilitated a reappraisal of the Cenozoic succession of that region. It is suggested that the Kuiseb River has been an effective northern boundary to the main Namib Sand Sea for at least the duration of the Quaternary except along the immediate coastal tract where the high energy, unidirectional south-southwesterly wind regime is dominant. Keywords: Namibia, Namib Desert, Kuiseb River, Kamberg formation, Karpfenkliff formation, Oswater conglomerate, Tsondab formation, Homeb formation, desert geomorphology, palaeoclimate, fluvial activity, sedimentation, Quaternary, desert geology ACCESSION NUMBER: 560.909'68 VOG.

Year: 1984

Type: Report

Origin: DRFN DLIB

URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282788784_A_reappraisal_of_the_Cenozoic_stratigraphy_in_the_Kuiseb_valley_of_the_central_Namib_desert


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