Supply and discharge dynamics of traditional irrigation canals around Mt. Kilimanjaro


The discharge of canals was measured at 11 locations along an altitudinal gradient on the southern slopes of Mt.Kilimanjaro. Selected canals were mapped to understanding their distribution, physical characteristics, and potential risks that limits their optimal discharge. Terrain attributes were derived from the Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and soil physical and hydraulic conductivity were measured to understand permeability and stability of the soil.

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Creator Kimaro, Jerome ORCID logo; Huwe, Bernd; Bogner, Christina ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2020
Funding Reference German Research Foundation Crossref Funder ID 107847609 Kilimanjaro Research Group
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 42196 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (37.265W, -3.378S, 37.539E, -3.197N); Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-06-01T20:15:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2016-02-29T20:16:00Z