2016
DOI: 10.1111/lre.12138
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Abstract: Lake Volta is the world's largest man-made lake by surface area, and the fourth largest by water volume. Located completely within Ghana, it has a surface area of about 8502 km 2 (3283 square miles). Like many other lakes on the African continent, Lake Volta is a major natural resource for Ghana, storing water for the operation of the hydroelectric dam, water supply for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes, habitat for diverse aquatic species, an avenue for recreational activities, means of navigatio… Show more

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“…A global gridded dataset for the freshwater is a prerequisite for a water resources management and research [9,10,11,12,13]. In Egypt, Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania, this method has been used in the study of inland water bodies, which are inaccessible and plagued with sparse datasets [14,15,16,17]. The applicability of the satellite’s wide areal coverage, re-visits, and multiple freely accessible data channels permits researchers to carry out studies of freshwater bodies in areas where the in-situ observations are sparse.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A global gridded dataset for the freshwater is a prerequisite for a water resources management and research [9,10,11,12,13]. In Egypt, Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania, this method has been used in the study of inland water bodies, which are inaccessible and plagued with sparse datasets [14,15,16,17]. The applicability of the satellite’s wide areal coverage, re-visits, and multiple freely accessible data channels permits researchers to carry out studies of freshwater bodies in areas where the in-situ observations are sparse.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Individual time series have been created e.g. by Singh et al (2015) for Lake Mead and Aral Sea and Ni et al (2017) and Ghansah et al (2016) for Lake Volta. Regional (Zhang et al, 2014) or global investigations (Busker et al (2019); Semmelroth (2019)) show that adequate results for lake water volume are best obtained by a linear regression model with an error between 3% and 15%.…”
Section: Limitationsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Vanderpuye [39] found a linear relationship between the water level and surface area for Lake Volta. Therefore, based on the surface area reported by Ghansah et al [2], together with the water level derived from satellite altimetry measurements, we obtain the following approximate area-height relationship:…”
Section: Estimation Of Lake Area Changementioning
confidence: 99%
“…TWS is continually exchanged with the atmosphere and oceans through vertical and horizontal fluxes (precipitation, evapotranspiration, surface runoff and underground discharge) [1]. Lake storage is an important TWS component, providing moisture to the atmosphere through evaporation, serving as a climate modulator by absorbing and releasing heat [2], and providing water for agricultural irrigation, domestic and industrial consumption, and hydropower generation. Lake Volta (see Figure 1) is the world's largest man-made lake with a surface area of~8500 km 2 , formed by the construction of the Akosombo Dam in 1965.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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