Deltaic sedimentation in a modern rift lake

T. C. Johnson, J. D. Wells, C. A. Scholz

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Five of the largest deltas of Lake Malawi in Africa were surveyed to compare and contrast bathymetry, bedform distribution, and sedimentary facies using high-resolution seismic reflection profiling, side-scan sonar, and sediment coring. Striking variability in delta morphology and depositional facies was found, depending primarily on tectonic setting but also influenced strongly by lake processes and the significant past variability in lake level resulting from climatic change. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)812-829
Number of pages18
JournalGeological Society of America Bulletin
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geology


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