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Soda lakes of East Africa, Michael Schagerl, editor

Label
Soda lakes of East Africa
Title
Soda lakes of East Africa
Statement of responsibility
Michael Schagerl, editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is devoted to the alkaline-saline lakes of East Africa, which include the world-famous zflamingo lakesy. It covers the full range of issues, from the lakes’ origin and history, life in and around these unique water bodies, to utilization, threats and management considerations. The authors, all of whom are leading international experts, summarize research done so far, highlight new and important findings, and provide future outlooks. The book is divided into three main sections: zGenesis, physics and chemistryy tackles lake development and the astounding physico-chemistry of the lakes. zOrganisms and ecologyy presents information about the many lake inhabitants, their interactions and adaptations to the extreme living conditions. zUtilization, management and perspectivesy addresses threats such as lake exploitation and pollution, but also considers potential uses. This book will be particularly relevant to researchers and lecturers in the field of limnology and aquatic ecology, but is also designed to attract all those interested in nature and life on our planet
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 551.48/29
  • 570
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QH95.9
  • QH301-705
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Schagerl, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salt lakes
  • Africa, East
  • Life Sciences
  • Freshwater & Marine Ecology
Label
Soda lakes of East Africa, Michael Schagerl, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Description based upon print version of record
  • Includes index
  • 5.5 The Thermal Sites
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Contents; List of Contributors; Part I: Genesis, Physics and Chemistry; 1: Dipping into the Soda Lakes of East Africa; 1.1 Genesis, Occurrence and Definition of Saline Lakes; 1.2 Geological Setting of the Soda Lakes in East Africa; 1.3 Importance of Volcanism, Tectonics and Geothermal Activity in East Africa; 1.4 Precursor Lakes; 1.5 Biology of Soda Lakes; 1.6 Soda Lakes as Economic Resources and Resulting Threats to the Lakes; 1.7 Concluding Remarks; References; 2: Genesis of the East African Rift System; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Geodynamic Characteristics of the EARS
  • 2.3 Pre-rift Tectonics2.4 Cenozoic Volcano-Tectonic Framework of the Ethiopian Rift System; 2.4.1 Afar Rift: Volcano-Tectonic and Sedimentological Records and Hydrological Features; 2.4.2 Main Ethiopian Rift; 2.4.2.1 Northern Sector: Volcano-Tectonic and Sedimentological Records; 2.4.2.2 Central Sector: Volcano-Tectonic and Sedimentological Records and Hydrological Features; 2.4.2.3 Southern Sector: Volcano-Tectonic and Sedimentological Records and Hydrological Features; 2.4.3 Broad Rift Zone of SW Ethiopia: Volcano-Tectonic and Sedimentological Records; 2.5 The Kenya Rift
  • 2.5.1 Physiographic Features2.5.2 Rift Faulting Characteristics; 2.5.3 Rift Faulting Mechanisms; 2.5.4 Basins and Sedimentation in the Kenya Rift; 2.5.4.1 Turkana, Lokichar, and Suguta Basins; 2.5.4.2 Kerio, Baringo, and Bogoria Basins; 2.5.4.3 Nakuru, Elementaita, and Naivasha Basins; 2.5.4.4 Olorgesailie, Magadi, and Natron Basins; 2.6 The Tanzania Rift: Tectonics and Sedimentation in the Tanzania Rift Sector; 2.7 Western Rift; 2.7.1 Physiographic Features; 2.7.2 Cenozoic Volcano-Tectonic Framework; 2.7.2.1 Volcanism; 2.7.2.2 Tectonics, Basins, Lakes, and Sedimentation; 2.7.2.3 Saline Lakes
  • 2.8 Overview of Paleoclimatic Records in the EARS2.9 Discussion; 2.10 Conclusions; References; 3: Morphometry and Physical Processes of East African Soda Lakes; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Morphometry; 3.3 Optical Conditions; 3.4 Stratification and Mixing; 3.4.1 Shallow Lakes; 3.4.2 Crater Lakes; 3.4.3 Chemically Stratified Lakes; 3.4.4 Large, Deep Lakes; 3.5 Temperature Trends and Climate Changes; 3.6 Future Directions; References; 4: Geochemistry of African Soda Lakes; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Hydrology and Climate; 4.3 Solutes and Alkalinity; 4.3.1 Chemical Weathering as a Source of Solutes
  • 4.3.2 Acquisition of Alkalinity4.3.3 Hydrothermal Processes as Sources of Solutes; 4.4 Geochemical Evolution; 4.5 Conclusions; References; Part II: Organisms and Their Interactions; 5: Bacteria, Archaea and Viruses of Soda Lakes; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Soda Lake Bacteria; 5.2.1 Aerobic Chemoorganotrophs (African Soda Lakes); 5.2.2 Aerobic Chemoorganotrophs (The Rest of the Worldś Soda Lakes); 5.2.3 Anaerobic Chemoorganotrophs; 5.2.4 Chemolithotrophs; 5.3 Soda Lake Archaea; 5.4 Direct Molecular Analysis of Soda Lake Microbiota; 5.4.1 African Soda Lakes; 5.4.2 The Rest of the World's Soda Lakes
Control code
SPR957128171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (411 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319286228
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-28622-8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Soda lakes of East Africa, Michael Schagerl, editor
Publication
Note
  • Description based upon print version of record
  • Includes index
  • 5.5 The Thermal Sites
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Contents; List of Contributors; Part I: Genesis, Physics and Chemistry; 1: Dipping into the Soda Lakes of East Africa; 1.1 Genesis, Occurrence and Definition of Saline Lakes; 1.2 Geological Setting of the Soda Lakes in East Africa; 1.3 Importance of Volcanism, Tectonics and Geothermal Activity in East Africa; 1.4 Precursor Lakes; 1.5 Biology of Soda Lakes; 1.6 Soda Lakes as Economic Resources and Resulting Threats to the Lakes; 1.7 Concluding Remarks; References; 2: Genesis of the East African Rift System; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Geodynamic Characteristics of the EARS
  • 2.3 Pre-rift Tectonics2.4 Cenozoic Volcano-Tectonic Framework of the Ethiopian Rift System; 2.4.1 Afar Rift: Volcano-Tectonic and Sedimentological Records and Hydrological Features; 2.4.2 Main Ethiopian Rift; 2.4.2.1 Northern Sector: Volcano-Tectonic and Sedimentological Records; 2.4.2.2 Central Sector: Volcano-Tectonic and Sedimentological Records and Hydrological Features; 2.4.2.3 Southern Sector: Volcano-Tectonic and Sedimentological Records and Hydrological Features; 2.4.3 Broad Rift Zone of SW Ethiopia: Volcano-Tectonic and Sedimentological Records; 2.5 The Kenya Rift
  • 2.5.1 Physiographic Features2.5.2 Rift Faulting Characteristics; 2.5.3 Rift Faulting Mechanisms; 2.5.4 Basins and Sedimentation in the Kenya Rift; 2.5.4.1 Turkana, Lokichar, and Suguta Basins; 2.5.4.2 Kerio, Baringo, and Bogoria Basins; 2.5.4.3 Nakuru, Elementaita, and Naivasha Basins; 2.5.4.4 Olorgesailie, Magadi, and Natron Basins; 2.6 The Tanzania Rift: Tectonics and Sedimentation in the Tanzania Rift Sector; 2.7 Western Rift; 2.7.1 Physiographic Features; 2.7.2 Cenozoic Volcano-Tectonic Framework; 2.7.2.1 Volcanism; 2.7.2.2 Tectonics, Basins, Lakes, and Sedimentation; 2.7.2.3 Saline Lakes
  • 2.8 Overview of Paleoclimatic Records in the EARS2.9 Discussion; 2.10 Conclusions; References; 3: Morphometry and Physical Processes of East African Soda Lakes; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Morphometry; 3.3 Optical Conditions; 3.4 Stratification and Mixing; 3.4.1 Shallow Lakes; 3.4.2 Crater Lakes; 3.4.3 Chemically Stratified Lakes; 3.4.4 Large, Deep Lakes; 3.5 Temperature Trends and Climate Changes; 3.6 Future Directions; References; 4: Geochemistry of African Soda Lakes; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Hydrology and Climate; 4.3 Solutes and Alkalinity; 4.3.1 Chemical Weathering as a Source of Solutes
  • 4.3.2 Acquisition of Alkalinity4.3.3 Hydrothermal Processes as Sources of Solutes; 4.4 Geochemical Evolution; 4.5 Conclusions; References; Part II: Organisms and Their Interactions; 5: Bacteria, Archaea and Viruses of Soda Lakes; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Soda Lake Bacteria; 5.2.1 Aerobic Chemoorganotrophs (African Soda Lakes); 5.2.2 Aerobic Chemoorganotrophs (The Rest of the Worldś Soda Lakes); 5.2.3 Anaerobic Chemoorganotrophs; 5.2.4 Chemolithotrophs; 5.3 Soda Lake Archaea; 5.4 Direct Molecular Analysis of Soda Lake Microbiota; 5.4.1 African Soda Lakes; 5.4.2 The Rest of the World's Soda Lakes
Control code
SPR957128171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (411 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319286228
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-28622-8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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