Is the decline of ice on Kilimanjaro unprecedented in the Holocene?

  title={Is the decline of ice on Kilimanjaro unprecedented in the Holocene?},
  author={Georg Kaser and Thomas M{\"o}lg and Nicolas J. Cullen and Douglas R. Hardy and Michael Winkler},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={1079 - 1091}
Glaciers on Kilimanjaro’s highest peak, Kibo, are currently regarded as a persistent feature of the Holocene. Here we synthesize all available measurements, observations, and our understanding of current processes on Kibo — gained from intensive research over the past decade — to formulate an alternative hypothesis about the age of these ice fields. This suggests a shorter, discontinuous history of the tabular-shaped glaciers on Kibo’s plateau, where typical ‘life cycles’ of the ice may last… 
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