THE OKAVANGO DELTA AND ITS PLACE IN THE GEOMORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

@article{McCarthy2013THEOD,
  title={THE OKAVANGO DELTA AND ITS PLACE IN THE GEOMORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA},
  author={Terence S. McCarthy},
  journal={South African Journal of Geology},
  year={2013},
  volume={116},
  pages={1-54}
}
  • T. McCarthy
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • South African Journal of Geology
The Okavango Delta is southern Africa’s largest wetland ecosystem and probably the most pristine large wetland ecosystem in the world. Alex du Toit was the first to recognize the role of faulting in the origin of the Delta, proposing that the Delta lies within a graben structure related to the East African Rift Valley system. The history of its rivers is more ancient, extending back to the breakup of Gondwana. Two mantle plumes initiated the breakup of Gondwana: the 140 Ma Karoo plume and the… 
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