Project

Land use changes and water balance in the Mt. Guna shield volcano (Ethiopian plateau) since the 1930s

Duration
01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Hydrogeology
    • Surfacewater hydrology
    • Environmental science and management not elsewhere classified
Keywords
water balance
 
Project description

Mt. Guna is a Miocene shield volcano on the Ethiopian plateau. The surface waters are drained radially, and through deep percolation feed a number of springs at the interface between the volcanic tuffs of Mt. Guna and the underlying Ashangi basalt. This study makes a reconstruction of hydro (geo) logical and geomorphological changes, and allows to predict future scenarios on similar Miocene volcanoes in the Highlands.