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Long distance transport of foraminiferal tests by wind in the Thar Desert, Northwest India

A. S. Goudie and C. H. B. Sperling
Long distance transport of foraminiferal tests by wind in the Thar Desert, Northwest India
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology (June 1977) 47 (2): 630-633

Abstract

In the Thar Desert, northwest India, aeolian sand grains were sampled from late Pleistocene dunes and the presence of marine Foraminifera was noted. The frequency of Foraminifera declines in a progressive fashion with distance from the sea, but they are found at least up to 800 km from the nearest point downwind on the coast. This indicates that Foraminifera have been susceptible to long distance transport by the wind, that the coast has been an important source area for the sands of the Thar Desert, and that the presence of Foraminifera in aeolian sediments does not necessarily imply former close proximity to the sea.


ISSN: 0022-4472
Coden: JSEPAK
Serial Title: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Serial Volume: 47
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Long distance transport of foraminiferal tests by wind in the Thar Desert, Northwest India
Pages: 630-633
Published: 197706
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 15
Accession Number: 1977-041172
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Marine foraminifera in late Pleistocene dunes
Illustration Description: tables, sketch map
N20°00'00" - N29°00'00", E63°00'00" - E78°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1977
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