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Investigating the Relationship Between Clouds, Solar Radiation and Glacier Recession Remote Sensing of Mt. Kilimanjaro’s Kibo Summit (1999-2002) By Suzanne Lieberman June 4, 2003 ESM 266 Jeff Dozier/Damon Turney
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Background 3° 04' S / 37° 21' E 370km south of the equator and east of the Indian Ocean Kibo summit: 5895m (19,340 feet) – tallest in Africa First scaled in 1889 by Hans Meyer -‘Njaro’ = ‘shining’
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The Problem Glacier is receding… 82% since 1912 (expected to recede completely by 2015 or 2020) Today: 2km^2 to 4500m Glacier – water storage capacity? - zones of vegetation - runoff to rainforest belt - coffee/banana plots
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The Problem We know the glacier is declining but… Interesting rainfall patterns/diurnal variability What role might these play in glacier recession? What role do the clouds play?
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Landsat 7 ETM+ 20 images from 1999-2002 from Michigan State search engine Browse images. .original data too $$!!
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