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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1987)

Document title

Morphology and genesis of hillslope pediments in the Febe area (South-Cameroon)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

EMBRECHTS J. ; DE DAPPER M. ;

Abstract

The Quaternary geomorphological evolution in Africa is characterised by the occurrence of several pedimentation cycles. In tropical climates with a short dry season and with highly and deeply weathered soils valley floor pedimentation is active and results in the formation of a relief in half oranges and flat valley bottoms. In a mountainous or a hilly relief so-called hillslope pediments may be formed. During the pedimentation process clay is transported as silt and sand sized micro-aggregates

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena

Editor :

Millesime : 1987, vol. 14, no1-2 [pp. 31-43]

Bibliographic references : 36 réf.

Language

Anglais

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