|Douchko Romanov, Berlin, Germany|
|Prof. Matthias Hinderer, Darmstadt, Germany|
|Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, FU Berlin, Germany|
|Institut für Geowissenschaften, Universität Darmstadt, Germany|
|landscape evolution, glacial isostasy, denudation rates|
|DFG Research Group RiftLink FOR 703|
The large uplift of the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda, more zhan 5km in height, is difficult to explain as simple flank uplift of the East African Rift System. The research group RiftLink is concerned with observing and predicting geomorphological signals associated to the Rzwnzori Mountains.
Within the RiftLink group, our project aims to describe the geodynamical evolution of the Rwenzories and the interaction with climate, especially the frequent glaciations of the higher parts of the mountains. e.g. surface temperature and precipitation.