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Geomorphology, landscape evolution and paleoclimates of southwest Egypt

Geopotential and ecology. Analysis of a desert region

Auteurs :
KRÖPELIN, S.
MEISSNER, B.

Description :
The present morphology of the Western Desert is a palimpsest of forms inherited from ancient, contrasted morphogenetic systems and responses to climatic changes. During the Quaternary, running water has played a comparatively minor role in the large-scale shaping of landforms and has been restricted to the numerous, but short pluvials with wadi erosion and deposition in the foreland of plateaus and escarpments, and playa mud formation in deflation hollows. For most of the Pleistocene, as for the present period, deflation is of prime importance.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena. Supplement (Giessen), issn : 0722-0723, 1993, n°. 26, p. 31-65, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 85 ref.

Date :
1993

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen, Catena-Verlag Rohdenburg

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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