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Jürgens, N. and Burke, A. 2000. The Arid Scenario: Inselbergs in the Namib Desert Are Rich Oases in a Poor Matrix (Namibia and South Africa). Inselbergs: Ecological Studies, 146: 237-257


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The Arid Scenario: Inselbergs in the Namib Desert Are Rich Oases in a Poor Matrix (Namibia and South Africa).

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Topographically uniform, the Namib Desert consists of vast plains of low altitude, stretching from the coast some 60 to 120 km inland. Further inland, the desert is often fringed by a steep escarpment, leading up to a plateau attaining altitudes of 1000 to 1800 m. The desert is geologically characterized by very old rock formations and a predominance of erosional processes since the Cretaceous. These processes shaped the wide plains, tilted towards the Atlantic Ocean.

Year: 2000

Type: Book, Book Section, Booklet

URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-59773-2_12


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