(Article of book - 1979)

Document title

Der westliche Schichtstufenrand der Murzuk-Beckens (Zentralsahara) als Beispiel für das Gefügemuster des ariden Formenschatzes. in Gefügemuster der Erdoberfläche. Die genetische Analyse von Reliefkomplexen und Siedlungsräumen. Festschrift zum 42. Deutschen Geographentag in Gottingen, 1979.. (The western escarpment margin of the Murzuk Basin, central Sahara as an example for the structural pattern of the arid relief)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BUSCHE D. ; GRUNERT J. ; HAGEDORN H. ; HAGEDORN J. (Editeur scientifique) ; HOVERMANN J. (Editeur scientifique) ; NITZ H. J. (Editeur scientifique) ;


Two sections of the Messak escarpment at the western margin of the Murzuk basin are presented in geomorphological maps and aerial photo mosaics and analyzed as to their pattern of landforms and geomorphic history. Relict forms of non-arid climates in the older past and repeated climatic changes during the Quaternary together with differences in lithology and structure have resulted in two landform complexes for many Sahara tablelands. One type is presently subject to fluvial processes and is dominated by large-scale fossil landslides| the other type is and has repeatedly been dominated by eolian relief-forming processes modifying fluvial landforms. (Les A.).



ISBN : 3-88453-803-3

Editor : Erich Goltze, Gottingen - ALLEMAGNE (1979)

Millesime : 1979 [pp. 43-63]

Bibliographic references : 21réf.




Maison des sciences de l'homme - Paris

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