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McCarthy, T.S., Ellery, W.N. and Stanistreet, I.G. 1992. Avulsion mechanisms on the Okavango fan, Botswana: the control of a fluvial system by vegetation. Sedimentology, 39: 779-795


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Avulsion mechanisms on the Okavango fan, Botswana: the control of a fluvial system by vegetation.

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The study of the avulsion of a major distributory channel on the alluvial fan of the Okavango River in northern Botswana has revealed that channels serve as arterial systems distributing water which sustains large areas of permanent swamps. The channels are vegetatively confined. Botswana; Hydrology; Sedimentation.

Year: 1992

Type: Journal Article

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Stanistreet, I.G., Cairncross, B. and McCarthy, T.S. 1993. Low sinuosity and meandering bedload rivers of the Okavango Fan: channel confinement on the vegetated levees without fine sediment. Sedimentary Geology, 85: 135-156
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McCarthy, T.S., Rogers, K.H., Stanistreet, I.G., Ellery, W.N., Cairncross, B. and Ellery, K. 1988. Features of Channel Margins in the Okavango Delta. Palaeoecology of Africa and the Surrounding Islands, 19. Southern African Society for Quaternary Research
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Ellery, K., Ellery, W.N., Rogers, K.H. and Walker, B.H. 1991. Water depth and biotic insulation: Major determinants of back-swamp plant community composition. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 1 no. 3: 149-162
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McCarthy, T.S., Ellery, W.N. and Ellery, K. 1993. Vegetation-induced, subsurface precipitation of carbonates as an aggradational process in the permanent swamps of the Okavango delta (fan), Botswana. Chemical Geology, 107: 111-131
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Biggs, R.C. 1976. The effects of seasonal flood regime on the ecology of Chief's Island and the adjacent floodplain system. Okavango Delta Symposium, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Okavango Delta and its future utilization, National Museum, Gaborone
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Heemstra, H.H. 1976. The vegetation of the seasonal swamps. Investigation of the Okavango Delta as a Primary Water Resource for Botswana, Technical note no. 28, UNDP, FAO
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McCarthy, T.S., Ellery, W.N., Rogers, K.H., Cairncross, B. and Ellery, K. 1986. The roles of sedimentation and plant growth in changing flow patterns in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. South African Journal of Science, 82: 579-584
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McCarthy, T.S., McIver, J.R. and Cairncross, B. 1986. Carbonate accumulation on islands in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. South African Journal of Science, 82Department of Geology and Botany, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg: 588-591
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Cairnicross, B., Stanistreet, I.G., McCarthy, T.S., Ellery W.N., Ellery K. and Grobicki T.S.A. 1988. Palaeochannels (stone-rolls) in coal seams: Modern analogues from fluvial deposits of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, southern Africa. Sedimentary Geology, 57: 107-118
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Ellery, K., Ellery, W.N., McCarthy, T.S., Cairncross, B. and Oelofse, R. 1989. A peat fire in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, and its importance as an ecosystem process. African Journal of Ecology, 27: 7-21
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Ellery, W.N., Ellery, K., Rogers, K.H., McCarthy, T.S. and Walker, B.H. 1990. Vegetation of channels of the northeastern Okavango Delta, Botswana. African Journal of Ecology, 28: 276-280
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