Fulgurites in the southern Central Sahara, Republic of Niger and their palaeoenvironmental significance

  title={Fulgurites in the southern Central Sahara, Republic of Niger and their palaeoenvironmental significance},
  author={Barbara Sponholz and Roland Baumhauer and Peter Felix‐Henningsen},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={104 - 97}
The mineralogical and chemical characteristics of fulgurites (= natural glasses formed by lightning strikes to the ground) from the southern Central Sahara (Niger) are presented. The fulgurites are indicators of thunderstorms. The northernmost important fulgurite formation in the study area reached up to about 18°N, with decreasing fulgurite concentration from south to north. Their distribution pattern and the relative dating of their formation in relation to landscape history from the Late… 

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