oa Madoqua - Paleowind directions in the Central Namib Desert, as indicated by ventifacts
|Article Title||Paleowind directions in the Central Namib Desert, as indicated by ventifacts|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand|
|Publication Date||Jan 1977|
|Pages||195 - 198|
|Keyword(s)||Dolerite dyke rocks, Dune field, Excavation pits, Fine-grained dolerite, High velocity, Lichens, Marble boulders, Sand bearing winds, Schists weather and Swartbankberg|
Ventifacts cut from dolerite boulders are exposed along the flanks of the Swart bank berg in the Central Namib Desert. Approximately 93 per cent of all ventifacts studied have facets indicating that the dominant sand bearing wind has been from the north east. It is therefore concluded that this wind has played some part in preventing the extension of the Southern Namib dunes across the rock platform of the Central Namib.
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