Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia by Paolo Billi

By Paolo Billi

This booklet offers a succinct yet accomplished presentation of key geomorphological destinations and subject matters together with information regarding geomorphological background and maps to go to an important sites.

Apart from frequently being remarkably scenic, landscapes demonstrate tales that regularly will be traced again in time tens of million years and comprise distinctive occasions. this is often quite precise for Ethiopia the place excellent examples of alternative landforms are current. Its geomorphology varies from highlands, marked by way of excessive volcanoes and incised by way of deep river gorges, to the rift valley lakes endorheic platforms and the less than sea point lowlands with attribute landscapes that are targeted on this planet. Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia highlights these types of themes together with crucial information regarding geology and tectonic framework, prior and current weather, hydrology, realms and long term geomorphological heritage. it's a hugely informative e-book, supplying perception for readers with an curiosity in geography and geomorphology.

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Woramso/ Mille, Hadar, Kesem/Kebena, and Chorora sub-basins). Kalb et al. (1982) include these continental sediments under the Late Miocene to Pleistocene Awash Group which is more than 1,000 m thick. Main lithological components are shales, sands, pebbles, and diatomites with intercalated ash layers and basalt flows (Fig. 21). , Hadar, Bodo, Buri, Busidima, Daka, Sidi Koma, Sagantole, Chorora, Adu Asa) (a rich bibliography on this matter can be acquired from Quade and Wynn 2008). , Abhe/Gob Ad, Hanle/Dobi, Tendaho/Dubti, Gaggade, Figs.

Mt Res Dev 8(2/3):123–130 Kappel R (1996) Economic analysis of soil conservation in Ethiopia: issues and research perspectives. University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland, in association with the Ministry of Agriculture, Addis Ababa Kelbessa E, Demissew S, Woldu Z, Edwards S (1992) Some threatened Endemic plants of Ethiopia. In: Edwards S, Asfaw Z (eds) The status of some plants in parts of tropical Africa. Botany 2000: East and Central Africa NAPRECA monograph series no. 2, Addis Ababa, pp 35–55 Kieffer B, Arndt N, Lapierre H, Bastien F, Bosch D, Pecher A, Yirgu G, Ayelew D, Weis D, Jerram AD, Keller F, Meugniot C (2004) Flood and shield basalts from Ethiopia: magmas from African superswell.

With cones and plugs, probably connected with the Bonga– Goba line (Figs. 14). It reaches an elevation of 4,300 m (Mt. Batu, Quaternary, Merla et al. 1979), rests on the Arussi and Bale Basalts, and is covered by patches of glacial deposits. 4 The Afar Volcanites The Afar region is a quasi-triangularly shaped depressed area at the intersection of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Main Ethiopian Rift (MER) (Fig. 1). Due to its 25-millionyear-long story of rifting and incipient oceanization, volcanic rocks cover wide areas of the Afar depression (Fig.

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