|Ice Core Recovery
In January and February of 2000, six ice cores were drilled to bedrock from the three remnant ice fields on the rim and summit plateau atop Kilimanjaro (3° 03.7' S; 37° 21.2' E; 5893 m asl). The three longest cores (NIF1, NIF2, NIF3) were drilled to depths of 50.9, 50.8, and 49.0 meters, respectively, from the Northern Ice Field (NIF), the largest of the ice bodies. The photo to the left shows the OSU drill camp (dome on top of the NIF) and the field camp that appears as small specks just in front of the NIF wall. A closer view of the field camp is shown below.