Lunette dunes and associated pan sediments as a record of the young Quaternary paleo-environment in the southwestern Kalahari, Namibia: a OSL-chronometric study integrated in a geomorphological and sedimentpetrological investigation.

01 May 2010 → 28 February 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
mineralogy sedimentology Namibia sand dunes luminescence age
Project description

The research project envisages a detailed chronometric study of te Ommongwa lunette dune and its associated pan (Omaheke, Namibia) complemented by sedimentological and mineralogical investigations. The age determinations are carried out with optical luminescence applied to quartz. The study wants to eludicate the processes and factors that were responsible for the dune formation and evolution and constrain them into time.