Schott (geology)

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Schott Melghir in Algeria at the foot of the Tell Atlas

In geomorphology , a bulkhead (from the Arabic  شط, DMG šaṭṭ  'coast / shore / dune', from šṭṭ “to cross, deviate”) is a salt lake in the African Maghreb that remains dry for most of the year, but receives some water in winter. They are formed, within alternating banks, by melt waters from the Atlas Mountains , as well as occasional rain or by spring outflows.

Known bulkheads

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gene E. Likens: Lake Ecosystem Ecology: A Global Perspective . Academic Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-12-382003-7 .
  2. Julie J Laity: Deserts and Desert Environments . John Wiley & Sons, 2009, ISBN 978-1-4443-0074-1 .