Opendata, web and dolomites

RIDEC

Rwenzori Ice Dynamics and Environmental Changes

Total Cost €

0

EC-Contrib. €

0

Partnership

0

Views

0

 RIDEC project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the RIDEC project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "RIDEC" about.

budgets    border    attributed    driving    rift    temperature    compiled    extents    changing    dynamics    recession    surveying    humidity    imagery    assessing    palaeo    mt    estimate    speke    africa    5109    km    similarly    cloud    hydrology    2006    glacier    communities    kenya    decade    implications    survey    african    weather    air    data    estimates    mass    century    declined    trend    despite    suggest    at    rwenzori    1980    ecosystems    evolution    kilimandjaro    20th    mountain    highest    vicinity    climate    peak    understand    retreats    form    retreat    satellite    sensing    limited    last    east    interpretation    combined    modern    correlates    1987    congo    sensitivity    geophysical    rwenzoris    period    local    extreme    heights    geochemical    cover    climatic    modeling    differential    environmental    dramatic    view    tanzania    responsible    ice    thicknesses    station    altitude    glaciers    area    halved    75    uganda    mapping    decades    water    sampling    measured    flow    gps    first    stretching    penetrating    panel    stanley    remote    radar    disappear    controversial   

Project "RIDEC" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.

Coordinator
MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE 

Organization address
address: LEUVENSESTEENWEG 13
city: TERVUREN
postcode: 3080
website: www.africamuseum.be

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Belgium [BE]
 Project website https://cryobound.wordpress.com
 Total cost 172˙800 €
 EC max contribution 172˙800 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-CAR
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-07   to  2018-01-31

 Partnership

Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE BE (TERVUREN) coordinator 172˙800.00

Map

 Project objective

At the border between Uganda and the D.R. of Congo, the Rwenzoris form a remote and high-altitude mountain range stretching through the East African Rift System. With heights of 4-5 km, they include Africa's third highest peak (Mt. Stanley, 5109 m) as well as some of the last African glaciers. The combined area of the Rwenzori glaciers declined by more than 75% during the 20th century, and halved between 1987 and 2006. This extreme mass loss may have strong implications for the local hydrology, ecosystems and communities, and recent estimates suggest that the glaciers will disappear in the next decade(s). This trend correlates well with similarly dramatic glacier retreats on Mt Kilimandjaro (Tanzania) and Mt Kenya (Kenya) during the same period, and is attributed to increased air temperature or reduced humidity/cloud cover. Despite recent work on the evolution of glacier extent in the last decades, the measured glacier retreat, as well as the interpretation of the driving climatic factors responsible since the 1980’s, remain controversial and are limited to available data. In order to better understand the dynamics of this recession, we will survey the current state of the two largest Rwenzori glaciers, Stanley and Speke glaciers, using a panel of remote sensing, geophysical and geochemical methods. These include, first, surveying of glacier extents over the last decades using satellite imagery, mapping of the current glacier extent and main features using differential GPS, and assessing the glacier thicknesses using ice-penetrating radar. These three steps will allow for further ice flow modeling. Second, the use of weather station data in the glacier vicinity as well as ice/water sampling for geochemical analysis will allow investigating the glacier sensitivity to the changing climate and its (palaeo-)environmental potential. These results will be compiled with a view to provide a first estimate of modern, past and future ice budgets in the area of interest.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "RIDEC" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email (fabio@fabiodisconzi.com) and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "RIDEC" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.3.2.)

GLORIOUS (2019)

Digital Poetry in Today’s Russia: Canonisation and Translation

Read More  

THIODIV (2020)

Exploring thioalkynes potential in gold catalysis with a divergent reactivity manifold

Read More  

ShaRe (2019)

The potential of Sharing Resources for mitigating carbon emissions and other environmental impacts

Read More