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G. F. (1999a) Lithological evidence for the evolution of weathered mantles in Uganda by tectonically controlled cycles of deep weathering and stripping. Catena, 35, 65–94. G. F. (1999b) The influence of tectonic setting on the hydrological characteristics of deeply weathered terrains: Evidence from Uganda. Journal of Hydrology, 218, 44–71. G. F. (2000) A tectono-geomorphic model of the hydrogeology of deeply weathered crystalline rock: Evidence from Uganda. Hydrogeology Journal, 8, 279–294. , Macdonald, D.

E. rates exceeding Ͼ1 L · sϪ1 per borehole). 2 Impact of climate change on groundwater recharge An important, generic impact of human-induced warming on the global hydrological system is an increased frequency of very heavy rainfall events, specifically those in the uppermost quantiles of the rainfall distribution (Allen and Ingram 2002; Trenberth et al. 2003; Pall et al. 2007). 5% K−1 rise in air temperature) and the observation that heaviest rainfall events tend to deplete air of all of its available moisture.

G. 4. Daily groundwater-level and rainfall observations over the period 1999 to 2008 from (a) Apac, (b) Pallisa, (c) Entebbe and (d) Nkokonjero in the Upper Nile Basin of Uganda together with (e) changes in the level of Lake Victoria at Entebbe. Arrows in plots (a) to (d) indicate gaps in the rainfall record. The impacts of climate change and rapid development on weathered crystalline rock systems 25 et al. 2004). g. 1960–1990) that are applied to historical data. Using this approach, scaled and baseline scenarios differ only in terms of their respective means, maxima and minima; all other properties of the data such as the range and variability are assumed to remain constant.

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