The weather station on Mount Kilimanjaro was installed in February of 2000 by the University of Massachusetts. The station monitors the mass balance of the summit glaciers. The Mount Kilimanjaro station is one of a larger network of stations emplaced on equatorial glaciers.


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Case Study Summary

Application

Station monitors weather parameters at 5,794 m

Location

Tanzania

Contributors

Dr. Douglas Hardy, Geosciences Department, University of Massachusetts

Measured Parameters

Air temperature, relative humidity, snow depth (with ultrasonic sensor), barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, snow surface temperature (with Infrared Thermometer), albedo and solar radiation (with albedometer, pyrgeometer, and radiometer)

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Weather station atop Mount Kilimanjaro Kibo Weather