oa Madoqua - Patterned ground near Gobabeb, Central Namib Desert
|Article Title||Patterned ground near Gobabeb, Central Namib Desert|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Biogeography and Geomorphology, Australian National University. **Desert Ecological Research Unit, Gobabeb, Walvis Bay|
|Publication Date||Jan 1977|
|Pages||213 - 214|
|Keyword(s)||Alluvial fill, Calcrete pan, Grass, Lithification, Mud cracks, Polygon, Stipagrostis gonatostachys and Vegetation|
Two major types of patterned ground and one minor type are found in the interdune valleys south of the Kuiseb River at Gobabeb and are particularly distinct after good rains (e.g. 1976 with 125 mm). The patterns are polygons bounded by straight lines with little regularity.
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