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Volume 20, issue 4 | Copyright
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1599-1619, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1599-2016
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Research article 26 Apr 2016

Research article | 26 Apr 2016

Hydrological, chemical, and isotopic budgets of Lake Chad: a quantitative assessment of evaporation, transpiration and infiltration fluxes

Camille Bouchez et al.
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Feb 2016) by Lixin Wang
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Flows out of Lake Chad are constrained by a modeling of the hydrological, chemical, and isotopic budgets, based on a review of existing data along with new data. This innovative approach allows one to determine the proportions of evaporation, transpiration, and infiltration out of the lake while the two last flows are often neglected in semi-arid environments. Moreover, it allows to investigate the lake hydrological and chemical regulations under the large climatic changes in Sahel since 1950.
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