Forum no.39 : A radar remote sensing investigation.

The Eco-Sustainability Monthly Forum (39) : A radar remote sensing investigation.

Keynote speaker:

Eman M. Ghoneim,

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Ph.D. 2002: Physical Geography, Faculty of Science, Southampton University, UK

Summary   : 

  • The basin of the Kufrah Paleoriver was mapped by integrating 78 Radarsat scenes with SRTM data and Landsat images.
  • With an area of ~236,000 km2, the paleobasin is the largest drainage system yet mapped in the Eastern Sahara.
  • The river might have served as a spillway for overflow from Megalake Chad to the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The Kufrah Paleoriver may have acted as a natural corridor used by human and animal population to cross the Great Sahara.
  • The inland delta of the Kufrah Paleoriver and its vicinity could hold vast reservoirs of ground water, oil and natural gas at depth.

For Prof. Eman M. Ghoneim Presentation   Click here 

 For Prof. Eman M. Ghoneim CV   Click here


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