(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The surface geology and geomorphology around Gobabeb, Namib Desert, Namibia

published at : Southern African geomorphology : looking back, moving forward

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ECKARDT F.D. (1) ; LIVINGSTONE I. (2) ; SEELY M. (3) ; VON HOLDT J. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Cape Town, AFRIQUE DU SUD
(2) School of Science and Technology, Univ., Northampton, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Gobabeb Research and Training Centre, Walvis Bay, NAMIBIE


This paper serves as a review of the surface geology and geomorphology around Gobabeb in the Central Namib Desert. It introduces the major lithologies associated with the Damara Orogen of Precambrian and Cambrian age, followed by Tertiary sandstones and conglomerates and Quaternary Kuiseb valley conglomerates, silts and gravels. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Gobabeb research station and the recent designation of the Namib Sand Sea as a world heritage site, the AA. present a map to inform and guide future research and educational activities around Gobabeb. The contrast between an ancient gravel plain to the north, a dynamic aeolian sand sea to the south and ephemeral river environments in between become apparent. These natural laboratories have attracted investigations of contemporary sand dune movement, hyper saline waters, evaporites and duricrusts and ephemeral flooding and recharge processes as well as environmental change and human impacts


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 95, no 4 [pp. 271-284]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.




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