The Hydrology of the Nile by J.V. Sutcliffe and Y.P. Parks

Daniel Jean Stanley

Abstract


This volume, focusing on Nile river flow, is of timely interest to coastal specialists. The Nile is the longest river in the world (~6700 km, 4°S to 32°N) and, until recently, it was the single most important source of river water released into the Mediterranean. Currently, however, it only discharges to the sea about 10% of its former (c.1900) flow, changing eastern North African and Levant coastlines significantly. This tale of flow change along its northward course is aptly told by this experienced duo.

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