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Advances in Global Change Research

The East African Great Lakes: Limnology, Palaeolimnology and Biodiversity

Editors: Odada, Eric O., Olago, Daniel O. (Eds.)

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The Second International Symposium on the East African Lakes was held from 10-15 January 2000 at Club Makokola on the southern shore of Lake Malawi. The symposium was organized by the International Decade for the East African Lakes (IDEAL), a research consortium of African, European and North American scientists interested in promoting the investigations of African Great Lakes as archives of environmental and climatic dynamics. Over one hundred African, European and North American scientists with special expertise in the tropical lakes participated in the symposium which featured compelling presentations on the limnology, climatology, palaeoclimatology and biodiversity of the East African Lakes. It is their papers that comprise this book. The large lakes of East Africa are important natural resources that are heavily utilized by their bordering countries for transportation, water supply, fisheries, waste disposal, recreation and tourism. The lakes are unique in many ways: they are sensitive to climatic change and their circulation dynamics, water-column chemistry and biological complexity differ significantly from large lakes at higher latitudes; they have long, continuous, high resolution records of past climatic change; and they have rich and diverse populations of endemic organisms. These unique properties and the significance of the palaeolimnological records demand and attract research interest from around the world.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • A 300 Million Years History of Rift Lakes in Central and East Africa: An Updated Broad Review

    Pages 3-60

    Tiercelin, J.-J. (et al.)

  • Extreme Rainfall Events and Lake Level Changes in East Africa: Recent Events and Historical Precedents

    Pages 63-92

    Conway, Declan

  • Mesoscale Patterns of Rainfall, Cloudiness and Evaporation over the Great Lakes of East Africa

    Pages 93-119

    Nicholson, Sharon E. (et al.)

  • Observations, Evaporation and Preliminary Modelling of Over-Lake Meteorology on Large African Lakes

    Pages 121-151

    Hamblin, P. F. (et al.)

  • Development of a Coupled Regional Climate Simulation Model for the Lake Victoria Basin

    Pages 153-186

    Song, Yi (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The East African Great Lakes: Limnology, Palaeolimnology and Biodiversity
Editors
  • Eric O. Odada
  • Daniel O. Olago
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48201-4
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48201-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0772-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6083-9
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 587
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