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

 

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
2016-12-02
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