oa Madoqua - The soils of the central Namib desert with special consideration of the soils in the vicinity of Gobabeb
|Article Title||The soils of the central Namib desert with special consideration of the soils in the vicinity of Gobabeb|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 lnstitut fur Bodenkunde, Bonn, Germany|
|Publication Date||Jan 1970|
|Pages||33 - 51|
|Keyword(s)||Algae, Calcrete, Chemical weathering, Cold Benguela Current, Cretaceous calcrete, Fog precipitation, Foggy desert, Granite, Gypcrete, Inselberge, Jurassic, Lichen, Marble, Mechanical weathering, Metamorphic schists, Mica schists, Pegmatite dykes, Peneplains, Pleistocene, Succulent pIants, Triassic, Vegetation and Westerly winds|
In this study the most important soils of the central Namib are discussed after a brief preliminary discussion of the climate. Precipitation consists of rain and fog, resulting in sparse vegetation, and succulent in sheItered places. Grass appears only after sufficent rain has fallen.
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