CLEAT

Projections of climate change effects on Lake Tanganyika

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2016.05.09 | Research news

Training of TAFIRI staff on the use of a scanning spectrophotometer

TAFIRI staff are trained to measure the spectral light absorption by pigments and dissolved organic material. This information is needed to quantify the spectral signatures of phytoplankton and dissolved organic matter for the remotely sensed colour of Lake Tanganyika. See video by Aman Albogast here:…

TAFIRI staff and professor Charles Lugomela from UDSM sampling water for validation of satellite data of Lake Tanganyika. Photo Peter Staehr.

2016.05.09 | Research news

Sampling for validation of remote sensing of Lake Tanganyika

Charles Lugomela is assisting TAFIRI staff and Peter Staehr in collection of water samples and measurements of water colour on Lake Tanganyika. The colour of the light leaving the water surface is a result of the optical properties of the particles and dissolved substances in the water column. The water samples were subsequently analyzed in the…

PhD student Huruma Mgana is performing night time measurements of the spectral composition of lamps used to attract pelagic fish in Lake Tanganyika. Photo Peter Staehr.

2016.05.09 | Research news

Night time measurements of fishing lights

Huruma Mgana and Peter Staehr doing night time light measurements 10 km of the coast of Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika. Local fishermen collaborate with the CLEAT project to investigate the efficiency of different types of lamps for catching Dagaa. Huruma is lowering a special light sensor into the water. This provides information on the colour which…

Funding of CLEAT

 
The project Projections of climate change effects on Lake Tanganyika - CLEAT - is funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Danida Fellowship Centre.
 

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