Training on Glacier Monitoring and Expedition to Yala Glacier


From 5 to 20 November 2014, ICIMOD and partners will carry out an expedition to Yala Glacier in the Langtang Valley, Nepal. The expedition is part of the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme, funded by the Government of Norway. 

The objectives of the expedition are to provide hands-on training on glaciological field measurements on Yala Glacier, take glacier mass balance measurements, and download ground temperature data for a permafrost study. The training is conducted for the partner institutes that comprise Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Government of Nepal, Water and Energy Commission Secretariat, Government of Nepal, Tribhuvan University, and Kathmandu University (on invitation only).