oa Madoqua - Etosha Pan - the third largest lake in the world ?
|Article Title||Etosha Pan - the third largest lake in the world ?|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Faculty of Philosophy III - History, Social Sciences and Geography, University of Regensburg, Federal Republic of Germany|
|Publication Date||Jan 1997|
|Pages||49 - 64|
|Keyword(s)||'Scarp retreat', Cuesta landforms, Dried-up palaeolake, Etosha Limestone, Fluvio-limnic sediments, Geomorphalogic, Halophytic vegetation, Kalahari Basin, Oncoids, Ooids, Pedological approach, Salty-alkaline playa lake, Sedimentofogic, Silica concretions, Stromatolites, Surface hydrology and Upper Pleistocene|
Until today, two alternatives have been discussed in order to reconstruct the Cainozoic evolution of Etosha Pan. The 'super pan' of Etosha resulted from pluvial endorheic erosion processes, and its actual position was determined by epeirogenetic (Etosha depression) and stratigraphic (Kalahari sediments) conditions.
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