Lake Levels and Quaternary Climates in the Eastern Rift Valley of Kenya

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1967
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Ojang Q.
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FOR more than ~2o yr, the accepted(l sequence of pluvial and interpluvial climatic fluctuatons durinng the late Pleistocene and Holocene in East Africa has been based on the eyidence of high level shorelines and lake sediments in the Nakuru-Elmenteita basin III the Easterrn Rift Valley, Kenya. The nomenclature was formally established in 1947' and 19482 but it had bean published several years earlier:. The sequence of lake level variations was originally studied by Leakey3.-. The plmi111 (high lake leyel) phases shown in Table 1 were suggested, separated by dry inter-erpluvials during which the lakes were lower. It \,'as believed that these phases could be recognized in evidence from lake shorelines, sediment sections and river terraces in other parts of Africa.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 18, p. 672-673