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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

The evolution of the morphological framework of the Central Namib Desert, Namibia, since the early Cretaceous

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GOUDIE A.S. ; ECKARDT F. ;

Abstract

The Central Namib Desert in Namibia is a hyperarid area which was greatly affected by tectonic changes in the Early Cretaceous, asociated with the opening up of the South Atlantic Ocean, continental fragmentation of West Gondwanaland and the movement of a major mantle plume (the Tristan Plume). These events led to the formation of a range of subvolcanic complexes, the so-called Damaraland Complexes, and to the deposition of flood basalts, the Etendeka Lavas. The Damaraland Complexes include some striking inselberg features of great size, including Erongo, Brandberg and Spitzkoppe

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1999, vol. 81, no3 [pp. 443-458]

Bibliographic references : 66 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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