Shorelines in the Sahara: geomorphological evidence for an enhanced monsoon from palaeolake Megachad

  title={Shorelines in the Sahara: geomorphological evidence for an enhanced monsoon from palaeolake Megachad},
  author={Nicholas Drake and Charlie S. Bristow},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={901 - 911}
The Sahara Desert is the most extensive desert on Earth but during the Holocene it was home to some of the largest freshwater lakes on Earth; of these, palaeolake Megachad was the biggest. Landsat TM images and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital topographic data reveal numerous shorelines around palaeolake Megachad. At its peak sometime before 7000 years ago the lake was over 173 m deep with an area of at least 400 000 km2, bigger than the Caspian Sea, the biggest lake on Earth… Expand

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