PerspectivePALEOCLIMATE

Kilimanjaro's Secrets Revealed

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Science  18 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5593, pp. 548-549
DOI: 10.1126/science.1078561

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Summary

The ice fields on Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, are melting rapidly. In her Perspective, Gasse discusses the insights into past African climate gained from the report of Thompson et al., whose Kilimanjaro ice core record may remain the first and last such record from Africa. Important questions remain with regard to temperature and hydrological changes in tropical Africa over the past 10,000 years.