Université de Fribourg

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

Bohleber, Pascal ; Sold, Leo ; Hardy, Douglas R. ; Schwikowski, Margit ; Klenk, Patrick ; Fischer, a, Andrea ; Sirguey, Pascal ; Cullen, Nicolas J. ; Potocki, Mariusz ; Hoffmann, Helene ; Mayewski, Paul

In: The Cryosphere, 2017, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 469–482

Although its Holocene glacier history is still subject to debate, the ongoing iconic decline of Kilimanjaro's largest remaining ice body, the Northern Ice Field (NIF), has been documented extensively based on surface and photogrammetric measurements. The study presented here adds, for the first time, ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data at centre frequencies of 100 and 200 MHz to investigate...