Recent Warming In The South East Of Zaire (Central-Africa) Inferred From Geothermal Measurements

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Journal Article: Recent Warming In The South East Of Zaire (Central-Africa) Inferred From Geothermal Measurements

Abstract
Temperature-depth profiles measured in Kasai and Shaba provinces for heat-flow density determination, using mining exploration boreholes, show a significant negative temperature gradient in the first 100 m. This anomalous curvature which extends to 100-200 m reflects the effect of variations in surface conditions. Applying the theory of heat conduction in a semi-infinite homogeneous medium, these profiles indicate a surface warming by 3-4-degrees-C. This warming is related to the effect of deforestation in connection with mining exploitation and urbanization during the past 40-90 years.

Authors 
M. N. Sebagenzi, P. Louis and G. Vasseur








Published Journal 
Comptes Rendus De L Academie Des Sciences Serie Ii, 1992





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Citation

M. N. Sebagenzi,P. Louis,G. Vasseur. 1992. Recent Warming In The South East Of Zaire (Central-Africa) Inferred From Geothermal Measurements. Comptes Rendus De L Academie Des Sciences Serie Ii. (!) .