Holocene fulgurite formation in the southern Central Sahara (Niger)

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  • Fulgurites (= natural glasses formed by lightning strikes to the ground) are indicators of thunderstorms (e.g. Julien 1901). The distribution pattern of fulgurites in the study area (Grand Erg de Bilma and Erg de Tenere between 11.5°E and 16.5° and 18.5°N) shows decreasing fulgurite concentration from south to north. The fulgurite sites are concentrated in the area of fossil dune complexes, where they occur topographically above palaeolimnic deposits in mid-slope position of interdune depressions.

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Author: Barbara Sponholz
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Faculties:Fakultät für Geowissenschaften (bis Sept. 2007) / Institut für Geographie
Year of Completion:1993
Source:In: Geoscientific research in Northeast Africa: proceedings of the International Conference on Geoscientific Research in Northeast Africa, Berlin, Germany, 17 - 19 June 1993 / Ulf Thorweihe (Hrsg.). - S. 649 - 650. - 90-5410-318-3.
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 55 Geowissenschaften, Geologie / 550 Geowissenschaften
GND Keyword:Geographie; Niger
Release Date:2011/05/16
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht