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oa Madoqua - Adhesion-ripple and barchandune sands of the recent Namib (SW Africa) and Permian Rotliegend (NW Europe) deserts

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-5498

 

Abstract

One of the characteristic facies of the Permian Ratliegend desert deposits in NW Europe consists of interbedded adhesion-ripple and dune sands. This facies, present in an east-west oriented, wide belt in the south-central part of the north Sea, has been interpreted as coastal, in the sense of being adjacent to a large, saline, inland body of water. This facies, present in an east-west oriented, wide belt in the south-central part of the north Sea, has been interpreted as coastal, in the sense of being adjacent to a large, saline, inland body of water. The main object of this paper is to show that if these recent desert-sand deposits were accumulating in a subsiding area, eolian sequences similar to those of the Rotliegend would form; this applies both to the sedimentary structures and to the early cementation of the sands with evaporite minerals.

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1973-01-01
2017-02-25

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