Surface evolution of salt-encrusted playas under extreme and continued dryness

@inproceedings{Artieda2015SurfaceEO,
  title={Surface evolution of salt-encrusted playas under extreme and continued dryness},
  author={Octavio Artieda and Alfonso F Davila and Jacek Wierzchos and Peter Buhler and Rafael Rodr{\'i}guez-Ochoa and Juan Jos{\'e} Pueyo and Carmen Ascaso},
  year={2015}
}
Miocene continental saltpans are scattered in the Central Valley of the Atacama Desert, one of the driest regions on Earth. These evaporitic deposits are hydrologically inactive, and are detached from groundwater brines or aquifers. The surface of the saltpans, also known as salars, comprises desiccation polygons, commonly with nodular salt structures along… CONTINUE READING