Snow accumulation and the 2013 short-rains are well underway on the mountain! Simon Mtuy sent the image above, taken late yesterday after he ran home to Moshi from Millennium Camp(!) The snowline here looks to be slightly below ~4,500 m.
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.