World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

List of glaciers in Africa

Article Id: WHEBN0021304964
Reproduction Date:

Title: List of glaciers in Africa  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Outline of Comoros, Outline of Gabon, Outline of Seychelles, Outline of Burkina Faso, Outline of the Central African Republic
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

List of glaciers in Africa

Furtwängler Glacier (foreground) on Mount Kilimanjaro as it appeared in August 2003. Behind the glacier are snowfields and the Northern Icefield.

Africa, specifically East Africa, has contained glacial regions, possibly as far back as the last glacier maximum 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. Seasonal snow does exist on the highest peaks of East Africa as well as in the Drakensberg Range of South Africa, the Stormberg Mountains, and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Currently, the only remaining glaciers on the continent exist on Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, and the Rwenzori.[1]

List of glaciers

Kenya

Main article: List of names on Mount Kenya#Glaciers (All located on the upper slopes of Mount Kenya[2])

Ruwenzori Range

  • Elena
  • Stanley
  • Baker

Tanzania

All Tanzanian glaciers are located on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain had 16 named glaciers and three icefields in the middle of the 20th century but by the 1990s, at least 4 glaciers had disappeared and the remaining glaciers had retreated.[4]

See also

External links

  • http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/jun/03/melting-glaciers-rwenzori-uganda-congo
  • http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/03/080325-africa-glaciers.html

References

  1. ^ "East African Highlands | ICCI – International Cryosphere Climate Initiative". Iccinet.org. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  2. ^ Hastenrath, Stefan (1984). The Glaciers of Equatorial East Africa. Solid Earth Sciences Library. Kluwer Academic Publishers.  
  3. ^ Kaser, Georg; Noggler, Bernd (1991). "Observations on Speke Glacier, Ruwenzori Range, Uganda". Journal of Glaciology 37 (127): 313–318.  
  4. ^ Young, James A.T. (1991). "Glaciers of the Middle East and Africa - Glaciers of Africa" (pdf). U. S. Geological Survey. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b N. J. Cullen; P. Sirguey; T. M¨olg; G. Kaser; M. Winkler; S. J. Fitzsimons (2013). "A century of ice retreat on Kilimanjaro: the mapping reloaded" (pdf). The Cryosphere 7: 419–431.  
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.