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The origin and development of the Nyl River floodplain wetland, Limpopo Province, South Africa: trunk-tributary river interactions in a dryland setting

Auteurs :
MCCARTHY, T.S.
TOOTH, S.
JACOBS, Z.
ROWBERRY, M.D.
THOMPSON, M.
BRANDT, D.
HANCOX, P.J.
MARREN, P.M.
WOODBORNE, S.
ELLERY, W.N.

Description :
The Nyl River floodplain wetland, one of South Africa’s largest floodplain wetlands and a Ramsar site of international conservation importance, is located in an area of long-term and still active valley sediment accumulation. Creation of accommodation space for sedimentation has previously been attributed to tectonic controls, but new investigations reveal that a more likely cause is progradation of coarse-grained tributary fans across the narrow river valley downstream of the main area of floodplain wetland. - (AJC)


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
South African geographical journal, issn : 0373-6245, 2011, vol. 93, n°. 2, p. 172-190, nombre de pages : 19, Références bibliographiques : 60 ref.

Date :
2011

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Routledge

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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