Geology and geophysics of the Darfur Megalake: implications for groundwater resources and paleo-environment
"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.
Abdel Salam, Mohamed G.
Laudon, Robert C.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Geology and Geophysics
Missouri University of Science and Technology
ix, 73 leaves, maps
© 2009 Ahmed Elsheikh, All rights reserved.
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Geology -- Sudan (Region)
Geophysics -- Sudan (Region)
Groundwater -- Research -- Sudan (Region)
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Elsheikh, Ahmed, "Geology and geophysics of the Darfur Megalake: implications for groundwater resources and paleo-environment" (2009). Masters Theses. 100.