Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Research article
26 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 26 Mar 2019

Unraveling the hydrological budget of isolated and seasonally contrasted subtropical lakes

Chloé Poulin, Bruno Hamelin, Christine Vallet-Coulomb, Guinbe Amngar, Bichara Loukman, Jean-François Cretaux, Jean-Claude Doumnang, Abdallah Mahamat Nour, Guillemette Menot, Florence Sylvestre, and Pierre Deschamps


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (27 Aug 2018) by Laurent Pfister
AR by chloe poulin on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Oct 2018) by Laurent Pfister
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Nov 2018)
RR by Tammo Steenhuis (20 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish as is (21 Jan 2019) by Laurent Pfister
Short summary
This study investigates the water budget of two intertropical lake systems in the absence of long-term hydrological monitoring. By coupling dry season isotopic data with satellite imagery, we were able to provide quantitative constrains on the hydrological balance and show that these two lake systems can be considered miniature analogs of Lake Chad, making them important targets in the future setup of any large-scale program on the hydro-climatic evolution in the Sahel region.