In January, 2008, Brown Professor James Russell and his research team recovered new piston cores from 7 lakes in the Rwenzori. Cores vary in length from 1.3 to 4.5 meters long, with basal age estimates ranging from a few thousand to perhaps ~10,000 yr BP. The lakes include 3 lakes that currently receive glacial meltwater (Upper and Lower Kitandara Lake, Lac du Speke) and 4 lakes that do not (Mahoma, Upper Kachope, Batoda, Kopello). For more information about these cores, or if you are interested in obtaining sediments, contact James_Russell@Brown.edu. IMAGE: J. Russell and D. Verschuren on Lac du Speke. Mt. Stanley in the background. Photo: H. Eggermont.
The Bujku Valley looking toward Mt. Stanley. Photo: H. Eggermont
Margerita and Elena glaciers, Mt. Stanley. Photo: H. Eggermont.
Lake Batoda from the Bamwanjara pass.
Limnological surveys on Lake Kanganyika.
Hilde teaches Jim to paddle, Upper Lake Kachope outlet.
The coring team, May, 2008 in Kilembe, Uganda.
The Speke glacier from the Irene Lakes route.
Lake Mahoma, the only kettle lake in Africa. 3000 m asl.
Successful core recovery!
A Holocene morained dams Lake Africa.