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20 May 2010

Rwenzori Glacier Retreat-Loss

The Rwenzori Range,Uganda typically referred to as Mountains of the Moon have been rapidly losing their glacier cover. The small, steep glaciers descend the peaks of Mt. Stanley: 5111 m, Mt. Speke: 4891 m and Mt. Baker:4873 m. The Georg Kaser, University of Innsbruck visited the range twice in the early 1990’s to prepare maps of glacier change to compare to a 1906 map derived from documents of the Duke …

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