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Kilimanjaro Northern Ice Field AWS
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
upon request
REQUEST PROCEDURE
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Surface In-Situ Networks
Comprehensive AWS at summit of Northern Ice Field on Kibo
CONTACT
Douglas Hardy
Univ. Massachusetts
Climate System Research Center Geosciences Dept. Morrill Science Center 611 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01003-9297
1-802-649-1829
dhardy@geo.umass.edu
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SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameKilimanjaro AWS
CollectiveClimate System Research Center
Facility TypeAWS
PurposeClimate monitoring
LocationNorthern Icefield
Number of Stations1
Map of Stationssee publications
Categoryclimate and glacier research
Parameters (Most)wind, T/RH (ventilated and natural), barometric pressure, snow accumulation & ablation, radiation (4 terms)
Paramters (Limited)N/A
Archiveinternal
Period of RecordFeb. 2000 to present
Temporal Resolutionhourly
Data Seasonhourly, local time
Data Availabilityupon request
Other Purposesglacier mass balance
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
see: http://www.geo.umass.edu/climate/tanzania/pubs.html Hardy, D.R., 2002. Eternal ice and snow? In Kilimanjaro: to the roof of Africa, A. Salkeld, Natl. Geog. Soc., p. 224-225. Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, M.E. Davis, K.A. Henderson, H. Brecher, V.S. Zagorodnov, P-N. Lin, T. Mashiotta, V.N. Mikhalenko, D.R. Hardy, and J. Beer, 2002. Kilimanjaro ice core records: Evidence of Holocene climate change in tropical Africa. Science, v. 298, no. 5593, p. 589-593. Hardy, D.R., 2003. Kilimanjaro snow, in State of the Climate in 2002, edited by A. M. Waple and J. H. Lawrimore, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 84, S48. Kaser, G., D.R. Hardy, T. Mölg, R.S. Bradley, and T.M. Hyera, 2004. Modern glacier retreat on Kilimanjaro as evidence of climate change: Observations and facts. Int. J. Climatol., 24, 329-339, doi: 10.1002/joc.1008 Mölg, T. and D.R. Hardy, 2004. Ablation and associated energy balance on a horizontal glacier surface on Kilimanjaro. J. Geophys. Res. - Atm., 109, D16104, doi:10.1029/2003JD004338. Hardy, D.R., 2007. Snow and Ice on Kilimanjaro. Ice and Climate – WCRP/SCAR Climate and Cryosphere Newsletter. CliC Int. Project Office, Tromsø, Norway. p. 16. Mölg T, N.J. Cullen, D.R. Hardy, M. Winkler, and G. Kaser, 2009. Quantifying climate change in the tropical midtroposphere over East Africa from glacier shrinkage on Kilimanjaro. Journal of Climate. v. 22, p. 4162-4181. DOI: 10.1175/2009JCLI2954.1
REMARKS
Nearly continuous, high quality record
UPDATED ON
16 Sep 2009 12:17