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Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 469–482, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-469-2017
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The Cryosphere, 11, 469–482, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-469-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 09 Feb 2017

Research article | 09 Feb 2017

Ground-penetrating radar reveals ice thickness and undisturbed englacial layers at Kilimanjaro's Northern Ice Field

Pascal Bohleber et al.
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Our study is the first to use ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to investigate ice thickness and internal layering at Kilimanjaro’s largest ice body, the Northern Ice Field (NIF). For monitoring the ongoing ice loss, our ice thickness soundings allowed us to estimate the total ice volume remaining at NIF's southern portion. Englacial GPR reflections indicate undisturbed layers within NIF's center and provide a first link between age information obtained from ice coring and vertical wall sampling.
Our study is the first to use ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to investigate ice thickness and...
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