Rebmann Glacier

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Rebmann Glacier
Glacier at summit of Mt Kilimanjaro 002.JPG
Rebmann Glacier on the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro
Map showing the location of Rebmann Glacier
Map showing the location of Rebmann Glacier
TypeMountain glacier
Coordinates3°4′52″S 37°21′47″E / 3.08111°S 37.36306°E / -3.08111; 37.36306

The Rebmann Glacier is an active glacier located near the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is a small remnant of an enormous ice cap which once crowned Kilimanjaro. This ice cap has retreated significantly over the past century; between 1912 and 2000, 82 percent of the glacial ice on the mountain disappeared.[1]

Rebmann Glacier is named for German missionary and explorer Johann Rebmann,[2] who was the first European explorer to report observations of snow and glaciers atop 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.

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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.