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Sea Cliff Exposure in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

2019 (approx.)

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Figure 2. Photograph of sea cliff exposure on the southern coast of the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. Cream-white colored beds are wind-blown sands of Pliocene age, reddish bands in between these are "paleosols" or buried soils that mark periods of land surface stability and vegetation growth. These buried soils formed primarily from inputs of African dust trapped by vegetation growing on the island.


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