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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 February 1979
GSA Bulletin (1979) 90 (2_Part_II): 289–312.
...Thomas A. Baillieul Abstract The Makgadikgadi Pans Complex forms a large and unusual surface feature in the central part of the Republic of Botswana (Figs. 1, 2). The two major pans of the complex, Sua and Ntwetwe, comprise an area in excess of 8,400 km 2 (Fig. 3). The pans occupy a basin...
Journal Article
Published: 01 September 2012
South African Journal of Geology (2012) 115 (3): 385–413.
...A.E. MOORE; F.P.D. (WOODY) COTTERILL; F.D. ECKARDT Abstract The Makgadikgadi Pans in northern Botswana are the desiccated relicts of a former major inland lake system, with fossil shorelines preserved at five distinct elevations (~995 m, 945 m, 936 m, 920 m and 912 m). These lakes persisted...
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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 February 1979
GSA Bulletin (1979) 90 (2): 133–136.
Journal Article
Published: 01 September 2016
South African Journal of Geology (2016) 119 (3): 535–544.
... potential palaeo-climate proxies. Riedel et al. (2012) subsequently suggested that baobabs on a small granitic basement outcrop, known alternatively as Kubu or Lekhubu “Island”, located in the southwest of Sowa Pan ( Figure1 ), have a size - elevation distribution linked to a former Makgadikgadi...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 January 2015
Geology (2015) 43 (1): 31–34.
... evaporation and dust emission, modify surface erosivity and erodibility, and can lead to over prediction or underprediction of (1) dust-emission potential and (2) water and heat fluxes in energy-balance modeling. Through terrestrial laser scanning measurements of part of the Makgadikgadi Pans of Botswana...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 November 2013
Geology (2013) 41 (11): 1155–1158.
... fauna and flora ( Figs. 1 and 2A ), both lie within the Kalahari Basin ( Thomas and Shaw, 1991 ). For most of the year, the Makgadikgadi Basin is desiccated, with sand and large salt pans dominating the 37,000 km 2 landscape. In contrast, the Okavango Delta comprises a vast network of river channels...
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( A ) Overview of the <b>Makgadikgadi</b> Basin illustrating major landforms and f...
Published: 01 September 2012
Figure 3 ( A ) Overview of the Makgadikgadi Basin illustrating major landforms and faults, interpreted from the SRTM-4 digital elevation model. Grey-shading depicting the approximate extent of the principal lake stands, discussed in main text. Ma= Mababe Depression; Mk = Makgadikgadi Pans complex
Journal Article
Published: 01 June 2013
South African Journal of Geology (2013) 116 (1): 1–54.
... Rivers and the adjacent reaches of the Zambezi and their relationship to the Makgadikgadi pans. Du Toit’s involvement in the Okavango region stemmed from a notion formulated by Professor E.H.L. Schwarz (1920) of Rhodes University. Schwarz posited that southern Africa was becoming increasingly arid...
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Outline of the Sowa <b>Pan</b> and the locality of Kubu Island (black circle). The...
Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 1. Outline of the Sowa Pan and the locality of Kubu Island (black circle). The location of Makgadikgadi Pans (filled black polygon), Maun ( M ), Francsitown ( F ) and Gaborone ( G ) are shown in the inset.
Journal Article
Published: 01 June 2013
South African Journal of Geology (2013) 116 (1): 67–78.
... in the area between the Makgadikgadi Pans and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) ( Figure 1 ) ( Moore and Dingle, 1998 ). The diagonal northwest to southeast trending line marking the western edge of this anomaly denotes the eastern boundary of the CKGR, and the western limit of the sampling carried out...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 December 2003
South African Journal of Geology (2003) 106 (4): 287–290.
... and are particularly common throughout Botswana where they range in size from a few tens of meters to a few kilometres with a few notable larger examples such as the Makgadikgadi Pans (Figure 1 ). Most of the pans are developed on the unconsolidated siliciclastic units of the Kalahari Beds and to a lesser extent...
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Locations of the 995 m (PLD) and 945 m (PLM) shorelines relative to the lar...
Published: 01 June 2013
Figure 2(c) Locations of the 995 m (PLD) and 945 m (PLM) shorelines relative to the largely desiccated Makgadikgadi Pans, northern Botswana (synthesised from McFarlane and Eckardt, 2008 and Moore et al. 2012 ).
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Topographic map (SRTM-3 [Shuttle Radar Topography Mission] data) of norther...
in > Geology
Published: 01 November 2013
lines indicate clusters of boreholes that do not reach basement. Rivers: BR—Boteti; CR—Cuando; LZR—Lower Zambezi; OR—Okavango; UZR—Upper Zambezi. Gi—Gidikwe Ridge; LN—Lake Nagami; MD—Mababe Depression; MP—Makgadikgadi Pans; TI—Thata Island; VF—Victoria Falls. Kafue River is north of the map
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The subtle topographic relief of the Kalahari Plateau, using side-shaded SR...
Published: 01 September 2012
extent) occupied in part today by the Barotse Floodplain; Mb = Mababe Depression; Mc = Machili graben; Mk = Makgadikgadi Pans; Ng = Lake Ngami; Ok = Okavango Delta.
Journal Article
Published: 01 December 2007
South African Journal of Geology (2007) 110 (4): 535–542.
... ). Analysis of linear dune morphological variability, southwestern Kalahari Desert . Geomorphology , 11 , 189 – 203 . Cooke , H.J. ( 1979 ). The origin of the Makgadikgadi pans . Botswana Notes and Records , 11 , 37 – 42 . Cooke , H.J. ( 1984 ). The evidence from northern Botswana...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 September 2001
South African Journal of Geology (2001) 104 (3): 243–264.
.... Landsat TM image and elevation contours of the Okavango region. A DEM covering the western shoreline of the Makgadikgadi pan was also created, using all available data points. This DEM is not shown, but was used to assist in the construction of topographic sections across the Delta. This DEM...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 December 2015
South African Journal of Geology (2015) 118 (4): 425–438.
... cover that straddles the Botswana-Zimbabwe border, with its orientation broadly co-linear with the Luangwa-Gwembe Rift, and the inferred extension of the rift into the Makgadikgadi Pans area of Botswana (Figure 9 of Moore and Larkin, 2001 ; Moore and Cotterill, 2010 ). Thus, very counter-intuitively...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 June 2004
South African Journal of Geology (2004) 107 (1-2): 147–158.
... by the rocks on Khumkago Island was in its present position relative the Magondi belt at ~2039Ma. 2 The eastern component of the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana The migmatites of the Mahalapye Complex were generated by an event that remobilised the granulite facies rocks of the adjacent Central Zone...
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Series: SEPM Special Publication, SEPM Special Publication
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.2110/pec.02.73.0179
EISBN: 9781565761957
...-Zimbabwe axis isolated the Zambezi-Okavango system from the Limpopo and reestablished the internal drainage system, giving rise to Lake Makgadikgadi, possibly during the Pliocene ( Thomas and Shaw, 1988 ). Meanwhile, headward erosion by the lower Zambezi, as well as local tectonism (see below), led...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 December 2013
Journal of Sedimentary Research (2013) 83 (12): 1130–1146.
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