Here we are, exactly 10 years ago this morning, after installing the AWS on Kibo's Northern Ice Field (1300 UTC or 8 am EST, 24 February 2000). Hard to believe it has been that long -- or that it function so reliably. Thanks to everyone involved in keeping the measurements going!
News and notes on Kilimanjaro's summit glaciers and climate.
UMass Climate System Research Center studies on Kibo have been underway since February 2000, documenting and investigating the environmental changes underway. An overview of the work is here, and publications are available here.
We welcome your observations and images for inclusion here. Been to the summit lately? Let us know how much snow you observed; be sure to include dates and locations!
contact: dhardy AT geo.umass.edu
This project is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (Grants No. 0402557 & 0952829, awarded to DRH), and NOAA (OGP Climate Change Data and Detection Program & U.S. Global Climate Observing System). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or NOAA.
We sincerely thank the Tanzanian governmental agencies who make this research possible: COSTECH, Immigration, TAWIRI, TANAPA, and KINAPA.