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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Shrinking Lewis Glacier, Mount Kenya
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The tropical Lewis Glacier retreated by more than 800 m between 1893 and 2004 and lost almost 16 m water equivalent of its thickness between 1979 and 1996. Located on Mount Kenya, this is one of few locations in Africa with glaciers.