Kilimanjaro Ice Core Records: Evidence of Holocene Climate Change in Tropical Africa

@article{Thompson2002KilimanjaroIC,
  title={Kilimanjaro Ice Core Records: Evidence of Holocene Climate Change in Tropical Africa},
  author={L. Thompson and E. Mosley-Thompson and Mary E. Davis and K. Henderson and H. Brecher and V. Zagorodnov and T. Mashiotta and P. Lin and V. Mikhalenko and D. R. Hardy and J. Beer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={298},
  pages={589 - 593}
}
Six ice cores from Kilimanjaro provide an ∼11.7-thousand-year record of Holocene climate and environmental variability for eastern equatorial Africa, including three periods of abrupt climate change: ∼8.3, ∼5.2, and ∼4 thousand years ago (ka). The latter is coincident with the “First Dark Age,” the period of the greatest historically recorded drought in tropical Africa. Variable deposition of F– and Na+during the African Humid Period suggests rapidly fluctuating lake levels between ∼11.7 and 4… Expand

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