Impact of land use change on the regional climate of Mount Kilimanjaro
We have run the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS v. 6.0) over the Mount Kilimanjaro area for one month, from July 1, 2007 to July 31, 2007, from resolutions of 64 kilometers at the regional scale to 1 kilometer over the Kilimanjaro massif. These simulations take into account three different land use scenarios: the current-day, a hypothetical completely deforested case, and a hypothesized reforested case. This study presents results from these modeling simulations with focus on changes at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro caused by changes land use in the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro.