Evaporite hydrology

Hydrologies that precipitate salts can be divided into three: 
1) Perennial brine lake or seaway (saltern) is a permanently subaqueous setting that at times is density stratified and heliothermal.
2) Evaporitic mudflat (sabkha) with a saline landsurface defined by deflation at the top of the capillary fringe.
3) Saline pan is a common intermediary stage typified by an evaporitic mudflat occasionally covered by thin sluggish-moving brine sheets

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