Limnology, Climatology and Paleoclimatology of the East African Lakes

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CRC Press, 1.10.1996 - 456 sivua
IDEAL, the International Decade for East African Lakes, is a ten-year multi-national, multi-disciplinary investigation of the biological, geological, chemical, and physical limnology of the East African Lakes, taking into special account the Great Lakes of the East African Rift Valley and the climatology and paleoclimatology of the Rift Valley itself. The selected papers in this book serve as baseline knowledge for this intensive examination, with most of the contributing authors already actively researching these lakes. The oldest in the world and the largest on the continent, the lakes are vital resources for the indigenous populations of their basins. They are unique not only in their diverse populations of endemic species of fish and invertebrates, but in their sensitivity to climatic change, unusual circulation dynamics and water-column chemistry in relation to higher altitudes, and continuous record of climatic change in tropical Africa. This volume provides an overview of our current knowledge of the lakes combined with the most recent results of specific research efforts by African, American, and European investigators. Included also are some discussions on the impact of man, as well as comprehensive bibliographies.
 

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A Review of Climate Dynamics and Climate Variability in Eastern Africa
25
Sensitivity of Subtropical African and Asian Climate to Prescribed Boundary
57
Isotope Patterns of Precipitation in the East African Region
79
African River Discharges and Lake Levels in the Twentieth Century
95
The Present Physicochemical Ecology of Lake Victoria Uganda
135
Measurement of Water Currents Temperature Dissolved Oxygen
155
CTDTransmissometer Profiles from Lakes Malawi and Turkana
169
Combined Effects of Dissolved Solids and Temperature on the Density
183
Characteristics and Origins of Laminated Ferromanganese Nodules from
410
Comparison of the Isotope Record in Micrite Lake Turkana with
431
Early Holocene Changes in Lake Level and Productivity in Lake Malawi
475
Late Quaternary LakeLevel Changes of Lake Malawi
495
Structural Framework Sequence Stratigraphy and Lake Level Variations
509
Recent Ecosystem Changes in Lake Victoria Reflected in Sedimentary
523
The Formation of VivianiteRich Nodules in Lake Victoria
543
Late Pleistocene LakeLevel Fluctuations in the Naivasha Basin Kenya
549

Plumbing
205
Lake Turkana Kenya
225
Seasonal Variation in the Nitrogen Isotopic Composition of Sediment
241
Residence Times of Major Ions in Lake Naivasha Kenya and Their
267
Pelagic Food Webs of the East African Great Lakes
281
Molecular Phylogenetic Inferences About the Evolutionary History
303
Anthropogenic Impact on Fisheries Resources of Lake Naivasha
325
A Review of Lake Victoria Fisheries with Recommendations
357
Comparative Paleolimnology in a System of Four Shallow
559
Anthropogenic Threats Impacts and Conservation Strategies in
575
Anthropogenic Perturbations on the Lake Victoria Ecosystem
625
Growing Impact of Water Hyacinth on Nearshore Environments
633
Preliminary Studies on the Effects of Water Hyacinth on the Diversity
643
An Historical Sketch
659
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Thomas C. Johnson is director of the Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota in Duluth. In 1975 he obtained his Ph.D. in oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD in LaJolla, California. Dr. Johnson has authored and coauthored more than 62 publications. He is the originator and present director of IDEAL., Eric O. Odada is a professor of geology at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He received his Ph.D. in applied marine geochemistry in 1986 from Imperial College, London University. Dr. Odada is currently scientific liaison in Africa for the Past Global Changes (PAGES) Core Project, a part of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). He is scientific coordinator for the IDEAL project.

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