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Lancaster, N., Schaber, G.G. and Teller, J.T. 2000. Orbital Radar Studies of Paleodrainages in the Central Namib Desert. Remote Sensing of Environment, 71(2): 216–225


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Orbital Radar Studies of Paleodrainages in the Central Namib Desert.

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Orbital radar images of the central Namib Desert show clearly the extent of relict fluvial deposits associated with former courses of the Tsondab and Kuiseb rivers. South of the Kuiseb River, radar data show the existence of a drainage network developed in calcrete-cemented late Tertiary fluvial deposits. The sand-filled paleovalleys are imaged as radar-dark tones in contrast to the radar-bright interfluves where the calcreted gravels occur. The drainage network developed as a result of local runoff from indurated gravels and channeled surface and subsurface flow to the sites of the many interdune lacustrine deposits found in the area.

Year: 2000

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425799000887


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