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Heine, K. and Heine, J.T. 2002. A paleohydrologic reinterpretation of the Homeb Silts, Kuiseb River, central Namib Desert (Namibia) and paleoclimatic implications. Catena, 48(1-2): 107-130


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A paleohydrologic reinterpretation of the Homeb Silts, Kuiseb River, central Namib Desert (Namibia) and paleoclimatic implications.

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Slack water deposits are usually fine-grained (fine sand and coarse silt) flood sediments deposited in areas of the floodplain that are sheltered from high-velocity flood flows. Slack water deposits have been recognized by many investigators in a wide variety of physiographic and climatic settings. Late Quaternary slack water deposits have not been described from the extremely arid Namib Desert of southwestern Africa. Fine-grained flood sediments in the Kuiseb Valley near Homeb, accumulated between 23,000 and 19,000C-years BP, have been interpreted by previous workers as (i) sediments deposited behind dune dams, (ii) river endpoint accumulations, and (iii) flood deposits of an aggrading river controlled either by a base level change in the lower reaches or a change in the hydrological regime in the catchment area. Keywords: Slack water deposits (SWD), Namib desert, Paleohydrology, LGM paleoclimate.

Year: 2002

Type: Journal Article

Origin: DRFN DLIB

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0341816202000127


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