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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2004)

Document title

Ground thermal profiles from Mount Kenya, East Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GRAB S.W. ; GATEBE C.K. ; KINYUA A.M. ;

Abstract

This paper presents and compares ground thermal regimes at 4200 and 4800 m a.s.l. on Mount Kenya's southern flank. The aim is to provide an understanding of near-surface cryo-thermal dynamics in this equatorially driven climate. The AA. demonstrate that a greater longevity of contemporary thin snow cover at 4800 m a.s.l. permits progressive sub-surface cooling with depth. However, the near-surface ground temperature profiles suggest that conditions are not conducive to permafrost development at these sites

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2004, vol. 86, no2 [pp. 131-141]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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