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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Holocene environmental changes in the Gebel Umm Hammad, Eastern Desert, Egypt

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MOEYERSONS J. ; VERMEERSCH P.M. ; BEECKMAN H. ; VAN PEER P. ;

Abstract

Gebel Umm hammad in the Red Sea Mountains east of Quseir, Egypt, today enjoys small but irregular amounts of winter rain, enabling the widening of joint controlled openings in the Thebes Limestone. Cavities are especially affected by flaking, while rock fragmentation is more active on the outside. The sedimentological and botanical study of fan deposits at the outlet of a karstic shaft in the Tree Shelter showed the local Holocene environmental evolution. Three periods of different degree of aridity can be considered, and two humid pulses can be distinguished

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 26, no4 [pp. 297-312]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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