(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Sediment and nutrient deposition in Lake Volta in Ghana due to Harmattan dust

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Inst. of Geography and Geology, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK
(2) Dep. of Geography and Resource Development, Univ., Legon, GHANA


In this study, the AA. determine the amount of sediment and nutrients that are deposited by the Harmattan wind in big water bodies, exemplified by the dust deposition in the Harmattan period in the man-made Lake Volta. These depositions are compared with similar inputs by the rivers. If the amount of readily available nutrients coming from the Harmattan dust is held against the influx of readily available (dissolved) Ca, Mg and P from the rivers to Lake Volta, it appears that the Harmattan dust accounts for only 0.7‰ Mg, 4.8‰ Ca, and 2.1% P. It must therefore be concluded that the contribution of nutrients to Lake Volta by the Harmattan dust is very limited


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 92 [pp. 99-105]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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