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Cullen, N.J., Mölg, T., Kaser, G., Hussein, K., Steffen, K. and Hardy, D.R. (2006). Kilimanjaro glaciers: Recent areal extent from satellite data and new interpretation of observed 20th century retreat rates. Geophysical Research Letters, 33(L16502), doi:10.1029/2006gl027084
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Melting ice on Mount Kilimanjaro, East Africa
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Close to 50 per cent of the glaciers in Africa, on the Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro have disappeared, while larger glaciers – particularly on Kilimanjaro – have been fragmented. Changes in glacier area and volume are being used as indicators for global warming and climate change.