Project

Late Holocene sediment dynamics in North-Ethiopian gully systems and their alluvial and lacustrine fans - dating, modeling, and determination of controlling factors and paleoenvironmental information

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Atmospheric sciences
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Atmospheric sciences, challenges and pollution
Keywords
land degradation gully sedimentation paleoenvironment reconstruction North East African climate
 
Project description

In several North Ethiopian gully systems, sediment samples will be gathered for laboratory analysis (dating and extraction of paleoenvironmental data). Secondly, lake-sediment cores will be extracted at gully debris fans in Lake Ashenge. Thirdly, more recent sediments in debris fans will be examined by similar methodology. Finally, contemporary sediment dynamics will be examined by similar methodology. Finally, contemporary sediment dynamics will be examined byintensive study of a few control gullies.