Oxygen isotope data from groundwater, streams and crater lakes in central Ethiopia provide a basis for modelling lake hydrological and isotopic budgets. The environmental parameters δA(isotopic composition of vapor) and ε* (equilibrium fractionation factor) were determined by a semi-empirical approach using one lake as a terminal index lake. The models show that lake oxygen-isotope composition is more sensitive to rainfall-related parameters (humidity and δA) than to the isotopic composition of inflow (δin). The isotopic composition of the lacustrine sedimentary carbonates should therefore provide a record of past rainfall variation.
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- Lake — Groundwater Relationships, Oxygen Isotope Balance and Climate Sensitivity of the Bishoftu Crater Lakes, Ethiopia
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