(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Cainozoic environmental change in southern Africa, with special emphasis on the last 200 000 years

published at : Special issue on Physical Geography in South Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Climatology Research Group, Univ. Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, AFRIQUE DU SUD


Since the end of the Cretaceous, Africa's latitudinal drift has been relatively small and has not significantly modified the general pattern of stepwise cooling and aridification that has characterized the Cainozoic era. Tectonic uplift has, in contrast, strongly influenced regional climates in east and southern Africa, especially during the late Neogene, and has accentuated the east-west moisture gradient which has prevailed, with minor interruptions, since the Oligocene. Diachronistic changes argue for the involvment of factors other than solar insolation alone in the more recent evolution of southern African climates


Thematical fascicle

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 21, no 1 [pp. 3-22]

Bibliographic references : 69 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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