Chapter 10. Terrestrial Evaporites

  1. David J. Nash and
  2. Sue J. McLaren
  1. Allan R. Chivas

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch10

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes

How to Cite

Chivas, A. R. (2007) Terrestrial Evaporites, in Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes (eds D. J. Nash and S. J. McLaren), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712917.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125192

Online ISBN: 9780470712917



  • evaporites;
  • earth's surface;
  • layered lacustrine deposits;
  • hyperarid and arid environments;
  • topographic depressions


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Distribution, Field Occurrence and Geomorphological Relations

  • Micromorphological Characteristics

  • Chemistry and Mineralogy

  • Origin of Solutes

  • Mechanisms of Formation and Classification

  • Palaeoenvironmental Significance

  • Relationship to other Terrestrial Geochemical Sediments

  • Directions for Future Research

  • References