Suspended sediments in Lake Malawi, Africa: a reconnaissance study

J. D. Halfman, Christopher A Scholz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations


Total suspended sediment (TSS) concentrations of the water column are typically between 0.1 and 0.5 mg/L, lower than those reported for the lower Laurentian Great Lakes. Elevated levels of turbidity are detected both at stations near the shoreline and offshore at four depths: at or near the surface, at the lake floor, at the chemocline, and in a mid-depth layer that is unique to the stations offshore of the Ruhuhu Delta. The latter had the most turbid water detected on this cruise and is interpreted as an interflow injection of fluvial material related to a 2-day rainstorm. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-511
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Great Lakes Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

Cite this