Rift lakes of East Africa, new seismic data and implications for future research

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Authors:Rosendahl, Bruce R.; Livingstone, D. A.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Duke Univ., Dep. Geol., Durham, NC, United States
Duke Univ., Dep. Zool., United States
Volume Title:Episodes
Source:Episodes, 1983(1), p.14-19. Publisher: International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), Ottawa, ON, Canada. ISSN: 0705-3797
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. 15 refs.; illus. incl. sect., geol. sketch map
Summary:Vertical reflection profiling indicates >3000 m of sediment in Lake Tanganyika and suggests an age for the lake no younger than Lower Miocene. Some parts of Lake Malawi may be equally old. Both lakes are structurally complex and consist of several distinct basins composed of many fault-controlled blocks. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Block structures; Cenozoic; Geophysical methods; Geophysical profiles; Geophysical surveys; Lake sediments; Miocene; Neogene; Rift zones; Seismic methods; Surveys; Tertiary; Africa; Burundi; Central Africa; Congo Democratic Republic; East Africa; East African Lakes; East African Rift; Great Rift Valley; Lake Edward; Lake Kivu; Lake Malawi; Lake Natron; Lake Tanganyika; Lake Turkana; Lake Victoria; Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania; Zambia; Lake Mobutu Sese Seko; Lake Mweru; Lake Rukwa; Malawi Group; Nyanja Group; Nyasa Group; Zaire
Abstract Numbers:84M/3615
Record ID:1983052818
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2020 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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