oa Madoqua - Aspects of the geomorphology of the Kuiseb River, South West Africa
|Article Title||Aspects of the geomorphology of the Kuiseb River, South West Africa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 University of Fort Hare, Alice, Cape Province|
|Publication Date||Jan 1977|
|Pages||199 - 206|
|Keyword(s)||Aridification, Catchment subdivisions, Cenozoic period, Delta course alteration, Discharge characteristics, Endoreic, Escarpment zone, Geological components, Morphology of Kuiseb valley, Precipitation patterns, Sequences and Terrace deposits|
Geomorphological aspects of the Kuiseb river catchment in central South West Africa are analysed. The characteristics of the Kuiseb drainage are compared with other Atlantic drainage systems in terms of pattern and discharge potential. The detailed morphology of Kuiseb longitudinal and cross profiles derived from map analysis are scrutinised and relevant terrace deposits are considered in an attempt to elucidate a sequential history for the catchment.
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