Plio-Pleistocene calcretes and palustrine facies of Sohag area, Nile basin: a response to local subsidence, clastic sediment influx and paleoclimatic conditions.
During the Plio-Pleistocene times, calcretes and associated palustrine sediments were deposited on the margins of the Nile in Sohag area. These deposits laterally interfinger with narrow peripheral alluvial fans towards the River Nile margins, wheras towards the center of the basin, they graded into the fluvial systems transverse to the alluvial fans. Overtime, the peripheral carbonate facies were replaced by ... Read more