Lisan Formation

Country:

Israel

Region:

Dead Sea

Lake type:

tectonic lake (fossil)

Category: endogenic varves

Elevation:

-157 m asl

Archive type:

lacustrine sediments

Author of images:

Moti Stein

Reference:

Zolitschka B., 2007. Varved lake sediments. In: S. A. Elias (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 3105-3114.

Link to reference or DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B0-44-452747-8/00065-X

Evaporitic varves from the late Pleistocene Lisan Formation (Dead Sea, Israel). The annual cycle is composed of white aragonite laminae precipitated during arid summer and dark laminae resulting from winter flood events. > max. resolution