Hydrology and Water Resources of Africa (Water Science and by M. Shahin

By M. Shahin

This booklet presents a special assurance of the hydrology and water assets of Africa, together with the neighbouring islands. The contents are lined in fourteen chapters. the amount includes a CD-ROM with uncooked meteorological, hydrometric and water caliber info. Emphasis is laid at the elements of the hydrological cycle; precipitation, evaporation and runoff of either land and insular Africa. The hydrologic features of 16 rivers and wadi basins of other sizes are provided and mentioned. additionally, hydrology of lakes, and different wetlands and garage reservoirs are offered. in addition, the important groundwater aquifers are reviewed. final, yet no longer least, the position of water assets within the total improvement of Africa is highlighted. viewers: This quantity should still entice researchers and pros operating within the fields of civil and agricultural engineering, actual geography, African reviews, and people attracted to floor and groundwater assets in Africa. additional info on extras.springer.com uncooked meteorological, hydrometric and water caliber info can be found on http://extras.springer.com

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44 h. 25 h per 10° further from or nearer to the Equator Temperature- The air temperature in Africa is influenced by some factors such as the continentality (proximity of a certain location from the sea or ocean coast), the geographic location (latitude and hemisphere whether N or S), elevation and month of the year. 21. 5°C at each of Debra Marcus, Ethiopia and Grootfontein, South Africa. As the period and length of record are not the same for all stations, these figures should be used somewhat conservatively.

The western rift runs through or very closely parallel to Lakes Albert, Edward, Tanganyika and Malawi. The faulting and fracturing processes were associated with volcanic eruptions. There are many areas in Ethiopia and Kenya covered with lava. Examples of the volcanic cones in East Africa are Mount Kenya, Kalimanjaro and Mount Elgon. 2 shows the approximate boundaries of the fold mountains, sedimentary basins, volcanic terrains and the basement shield in Africa (based on Wright, 1983). Soils are the product of all processes exercised by the prevailing climates on the parent materials.

In 1828 a Frenchman, Auguste Caille, entered Africa from Guinea and after crossing the North African Sahara (desert) was able to reach Morocco. French interests in West and Equatorial Africa began as early as 1643, when they took possession of the Island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean. In 1658 they founded Saint Louis, which later became the capital of the Sénégal (at present the second town after Dakar). They kept Mauritius Island in their possession for almost a century (17151810). The French resumed, even accelerated, the speed of their penetration in Africa after the Napoleonic wars came to an end.

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