Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2755

Full Length Research Paper

Southern Ethiopia Rift Valley lake fluctuations and climate

Mark R. Jury
  • Mark R. Jury
  • Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, PR 00681 and University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, 3886 South Africa.
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  •  Received: 02 August 2014
  •  Accepted: 22 September 2014
  •  Published: 30 September 2014

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