East Africa

East Africa

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I am involved in a collaborative project investigating past glacial fluctuations in the Rwenzori Mountains located on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  I am using 10Be surface-exposure dating to determine a chronology of past glacial extents and am comparing this record with nearby paleotemperature records to assess the climate controls on tropical glaciers.  Results thus far from this project were presented at the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting (Baber et al., 2012, AGU – Abstract). My collaborator on this project is James Russell (Brown University).

Funding for my Uganda research is from NSF (EAR-122705), National Geographic Society (8886-11) and Dartmouth College.

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