Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
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Enyew BD

Enyew BD

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  • Research Article
    Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Hydrological Drought in Lake Tana Catchment, Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Enyew BD, Van Lanen HAJ and Van Loon AFEnyew BD, Van Lanen HAJ and Van Loon AF

    Droughts are common natural phenomenon in Ethiopia which has been affecting food insecurity and imposing other complex problems. Severe droughts happened once every 10 years in the north and north east Ethiopia, now becoming more frequent and covering areas that never experience drought before, in the southern parts of the country. According to IPCC droughts will become more intense, frequent and severe in the future due to the impact of climate change. This thesis presents the assessment of projected impact of climate change on hydrological drought in the Lake Tana basin in Ethiopia, which is the headwater for the Blue Nile River. The rainfall-runoff HBV model was calibrated and validated against historical data to obtain a reference situation to the possible impact of climate change on hydrological drought in four sub-basins and the Lake Tana basin. Datasets obtained from the EU- AT.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6755.1000174

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