(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

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Application of AVHRR to monitoring a climatically sensitive playa. Case study : Chott el Djerid, Southern Tunisia

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A short time series of 39 AVHRR images of the Chott el Djerid (spanning 36 months between 1987 and 1990) were compiled along with climate information from a weather station at Tozeur. A good level of agreement was observed between recorded rainfall events and the presence of surface water on the playa, and for a limited sample of large flood events it was found that there were significant relationships between rainfall, evaporation and estimated lake areas. Overall, these data suggest that contemporary lake formation is largely controlled by temporal changes in effective precipitation whithin the basin


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 24, no4 [pp. 283-302]

Bibliographic references : 41 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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