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PALEOCLIMATE, PALEOLIMNOLOGY, AND GLACIER HISTORY OF THE RWENZORI MOUNTAINS, UGANDA/CONGO

Project Objectives

Recent observations of glacial termini in the Rwenzori Mountains (the so-called Mountains of the Moon; Uganda-DR Congo) confirm rapid glacial recession over the past 100 years. The rates of this recession suggest that the permanent ice will disappear entirely within the next two decades. In order to understand the climatic controls of glacier recession, the relative impacts of human-induced global warming versus natural climate variability, and the long-term tropical mountain ecosystem and glacier stability in the Rwenzori, there is an urgent need for sound knowledge of past climate and ecosystem variability and glacier dynamics in this high mountain environment. Sediments accumulating on the bottom of alpine glacial lakes chronicle the history of central African climate and environmental dynamics, and can thus provide the historical perspective needed for resource conservation. http://www.geo.brown.edu/georesearch/esh/Rwenzori.htm

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