Knowledge of river flow, which is crucial information for agriculture, research or power generation, is not available everywhere from the ground. Satellites can remedy this.
A recent work shows that the total water stock in Lake Chad has been increasing over the past 13 years. This is encouraging because the lake concentrates environmental, economic and political issues.
A new numerical model of the tropical Atlantic, integrating for the first time the significant role of tides on the Amazon plume, will provide a better understanding of the river’s impacts on oceanic circulation and on climate.