Masters Theses

Title

Geology and geophysics of the Darfur Megalake: implications for groundwater resources and paleo-environment

Abstract

"The recent delineation of the Darfur Megalake in the war-torn Darfur region in NW Sudan has renewed hopes for the presence of groundwater resources in this hyperarid region of Eastern Sahara. This closed-basin paleolake might have allowed for the collection of surface water during the Holocene wetter period. Subsequently, surface water infiltrated to recharge the Paleozoic-Mesozoic Nubian aquifer. However, surface exposures of Precambrian crystalline basement rocks in the vicinity of the paleolake have been taken to indicate the absence of a thick Paleozoic-Mesozoic section capable of holding any meaningful quantity of groundwater. This work integrates remote sensing, surface geology, and gravity data to show that the Darfur Megalake is underlain by N-and NE-trending grabens"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Advisor(s)

Abdel Salam, Mohamed G.

Committee Member(s)

Laudon, Robert C.
Mickus, Kevin

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology and Geophysics

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2009

Pagination

ix, 73 leaves, maps

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-47).

Geographic Coverage

Sudan (Region)

Rights

© 2009 Ahmed Elsheikh, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Geology -- Sudan (Region)
Geophysics -- Sudan (Region)
Groundwater -- Research -- Sudan (Region)

Thesis Number

T 9572

Print OCLC #

631266191

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b7475689~S5

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