The causes and effects of shrinking of the Lake Chad

Selić, Helena (2016) The causes and effects of shrinking of the Lake Chad. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Abstract

The Lake Chad is freshwater lake in Central Africa, positioned on the edge of Sahara desert, and surronded by Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria. The lake is endoreic, with two main tributaries, Chari and Yobe. The lake Chad basin has a great social, economic and politic importance for millions of people, and also provides water for people, flora and fauna. It is presumably that the trend of shrinking of the lake, which can be seen trough last few decades, will have significant consequences for people and sustainability of the ecosystem in future. This paper will examine changes of the volume of the lake Chad based on satellite images and will investigate causes and effects of that change for its surrounding.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Keywords: Lake Chad, shrinking, climate change, human impact
Supervisor: Orešić, Danijel
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 22
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: dipl. bib. Ljljana Bajs
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 10:27
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 10:27
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5107

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