Rebmann Glacier

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Rebmann Glacier
Glacier at summit of Mt Kilimanjaro 002.JPG
Rebmann Glacier on the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro
Type Mountain glacier
Location Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Coordinates 3°4′52″S 37°21′47″E / 3.08111°S 37.36306°E / -3.08111; 37.36306
Terminus Moraine/talus
Status Retreating

The Rebmann Glacier is located near the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and is a small remnant of an enormous icecap which once crowned the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. This icecap has retreated significantly over the past century and between 1912 and the 2000, 82 percent of the glacial ice on the mountain has disappeared.[1] Rebmann Glacier is named for the German missionary and explorer, Johann Rebmann[2] who was the first European explorer to report of snow and glaciers atop Mount Kilimanjaro in 1848.[3]

NASA image from 2004 with locations of major glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro. Areas not identified are generally small remnant glaciers or snowfields. Click on image for detail.

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  1. ^ "Snows of Kilimanjaro Disappearing, Glacial Ice Loss Increasing". Ohio State University. Retrieved 2006-09-02. 
  2. ^ Gay, Nancy. "Climbing Kilimanjaro". Retrieved 2006-09-02. 
  3. ^ Young, James; Stefan Hastenrath. "Glaciers of Africa" (pdf). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386-G-3. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2006-09-02.