Geography expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:03:00 BST
Staff and students from the Department of Geography are off to Mount Kilimanjaro on a research field trip. Led by Dr Nick Pepin, the group will collect survey and climate data as part of an ongoing research project. This follows on from previous work which has looked at ice loss on the mountain.
Nick’s main research interest is in assessing evidence for climate change in the mountainous areas of the globe, specifically how the high elevation signal of global warming may be different to that at sea-level (Pepin & Lundquist 2008) and that in the free atmosphere at equivalent elevations (Pepin & Seidel 2005). Nick is also interested in the consequences of such changes in mountain environments. High elevation areas show complex response to radiative forcing changes due both to the interaction of topography and relief with the atmosphere, and to the increased importance of snow and ice feedback.