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Asfawossen Asrat

Dr. Asfawossen Asrat
Dept. of Earth Sciences
Addis Ababa University
P.O. Box 1176
Addis Ababa

Phone: +251 911 407 553
Fax: +251 11 1239 462
E-mail: asfawossen.asrat(at)
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Additional functions:
Vice President of Geological Society of Africa (2008-2012)

Key Publications of Asfawossen Asrat (up to ten) :
Asrat, A., Baker, A., Leng, M., Gunn, J., Umer, M. (2008) Environmental Monitoring in the Mechara caves, Southeastern Ethiopia: Implications for Speleothem Palaeoclimate Studies. International Journal of Speleology, 37: 207-220.

Asrat, A., Baker, A. (2008) Precipitation records of the last century reconstructed from annual growth rate parameters of two Ethiopian stalagmites. PAGES, 16: 22-24.

Asrat, A., Baker, A., Umer, M., Moss. J., Leng, M., Van Calstren, P., Smith, C. (2007) A high-resolution multi-proxy stalagmite record from Mechara, Southeastern Ethiopia: Paleohydrological implications for speleothem paleoclimate reconstruction. Journal of Quaternary Science 22, 53-63.

Baker, A., Asrat, A., Fairchild, I. J., Leng, M. J., Wynn, P. M., Bryant, C., Genty, D., Umer, M. (2007) Analysis of the climate signal contained within ƒÔ18O and growth rate parameters in two Ethiopian stalagmites. Geochimicha Cosmochimica Acta, 71: 2975-2988.

Blyth, A.J., Asrat, A., Baker, A., Gulliver, P., Leng, M.J., Genty, D. (2007) A new approach to detecting vegetation and land use change using high-resolution lipid biomarker records in stalagmites. Quaternary Research, 68: 314-324.

Expertise of Asfawossen Asrat:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Topic AtmosphereClimate
Topic HydrospherePrecipitation / Runoff
Topic PedosphereGeology / Sediments
Topic LithosphereGeochemical Processes
Topic Integrated SystemsHydrogeochemical Cycle
Topic Economy/ResourceUseTourism
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Time FramePast
Past: Historical / Archeological
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
Time ScaleSeasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
100 kyr
MethodsData Collection
Data Analysis
Mountain Research InitiativeLong-term monitoring and analysis of indicators of environmental change in mount

Specialties of Asfawossen Asrat:
Isotope Geochemistry; Speleothem Paleoclimatology; hydrogeochemistry, Karst hydrogeology and geomorphology

Last update: 12/4/17
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