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Document title

Salt rims and blisters : peculiar and ephemeral formations in the Atacama Desert (Chile)

published at : Pure and applied karst geomorphology

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DE WAELE J. (1) ; FORTI P. (1) ;
(1) Ist. Italiano di Speleologia, Dip. di Scienze della terra e Geologico Ambientali, Bologna, ITALIE

Abstract

This paper presents a geomorphological analysis of some very peculiar microforms, named salt rims and blisters, found in a flat area of the Cordillera de la Sal with the aim of understanding the mechanisms involved in their formation and evolution. These features are composed entirely of pure white salt and have been encountered in a limited area on the salt crust floor in the famous Valle de la Luna (moon valley). The salt blisters and rims are very similar to homonymous (sam-name) speleothems and form by condensation-evaporation processes after very sporadic rainy episodes

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 54, no 2 [pp. 51-67]

Bibliographic references : 16 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2010/0054S2-0004

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