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By Donna A. Lehman (auth.), John T. Lehman (eds.)

The proposal for this ebook was once born on the June 1996 assembly of the correct steerage Committee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We had simply accomplished a winning and stimulating targeted symposium throughout the annual assembly of the yankee Society for Limnology and Oceanography, and exuberance used to be working excessive for the creation of a quantity that may gather in a single position the medical findings that have been commencing to emerge from East Africa. excellent, a global Decade for the East African Lakes, had ended one around of box investigations, a lot of which have been based on Lake Victoria. because the climatologists, geologists, paleolimnologists, and biologists displayed their effects and debated interpretations, it seemed that a few paradigms have been moving, and that new reasons of weather heritage and modem strategies have been taking form. The guidance Committee recommended the construction of a quantity that might draw jointly the several examine effects that have been rising and which might be consultant of the scope of technological know-how concerns that exist inside perfect. This booklet follows within the spirit of The Limnology, Climatology, and Paleoclimatology of the East African Lakes, released in 1996, yet has a just a little diversified objective. the former ebook additionally incorporated unique technology effects, however it used to be conceived to check the kingdom of information, determine serious difficulties, and aspect to new paths of inquiry. It followed the improvement of our first technology and Implementation Plan for the East African Lakes.

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1975; Hobley 1914). A strip of lake bed a km wide was exposed, the water was brackish and decomposing dead fish were strewn over the area. It was a saline lake with many crocodiles (Butzer 1971). 1895-97 A strong transgression of the lake and the complete extent of the basin was flooded (Butzer 1971; Plote 1974). In 1895 Donaldson Smith found that the waters had risen since 1888, but none of his soundings were more than 8 m deep (Grove et al. 1975). The overall depth of the lake was probably about 6 m (Grove and Goudie 1971).

1994; Gasse et al. 1995; Stager et al. 1997). Calibration of the global radiocarbon record permits development of calendar year chronologies for Holocene sediment records (Bard et at 1993; Stuiver and Reimer 1993), and fine-interval sampling of sediment cores vastly increases the amount of information obtainable from sediment records (Renberg 1990; Halfman et al. 1994; Stager et al. 1997). T. J, Environmental Change and Response in East African lAkes, 37-46. @ 1998 Kluwer Academic Publishers. helping paleolimnology to become one of the primary sources of information about long-term ecological processes and environmental changes on local to global scales.

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