Iron coating in recent terrace sequences under extremely arid conditions

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Precise documentation of ferric oxide coating on calcareous sands of 13-15 recent alluvial fan terraces in the Dead Sea area, Israel, indicates a gradual ferric enrichment over the last 12,00 years. Airborne dust is suggested as the main source. The staining on the low terraces indicates that coating during short increments of time than hitherto generally accepted, up to periods of a few tenths of years, is distinguishable in an extremely arid environment. The results suggest an initial stage of alluvial red bed formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-359
Number of pages7
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1982

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  • Earth-Surface Processes


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