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The Rotliegend Group in the Netherlands provides a depositional record of fluvial, aeolian, and playa interaction within a major Permian dryland basin. Ephemeral fluvial systems drained off the London–Brabant and Rhenish Massifs and flowed northwards towards the Silverpit Formation desert lake, whilst marginal dune fields expanded and contracted in response to changing aridity and fluvial runoff. There are few modern parallels to the scale of the Southern Permian Basin depositional system as a whole, but recent dryland analogues provide a valuable means to understand the depositional processes which locally operated across the basin during the Late Permian. A variety...

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