(Sep-Dec 2014, Vol. 2, Issue 3)


  • Understanding Dynamics of Himalayan Glaciers: Scope and Challenges of Remote Sensing
    A remote-sensing based consistent semi-automated glacier mapping methodology with minimum manual intervention has been developed at ICIMOD. Using this methodology the glaciers of Hindu Kush Himalayan region were mapped in 2011 and continuously used for glacier mapping and monitoring in the region
  • Himalayan Glaciers (India, Bhutan, Nepal): Satellite Observations of Thinning and Retreat
    This chapter summarizes the current state of remote sensing of glaciers in the India, Nepal, and Bhutan regions of the Himalaya, and focuses on new methods for assessing glacier change. Glaciers in these Himalaya regions exhibit complex patterns of changes due to the unique and variable climatic, topographic, and 
  • Shea, J. M., Immerzeel, W. W., Wagnon, P., Vincent, C., & Bajracharya, S. (2014). Modelling glacier change in the Everest region, Nepal Himalaya. The Cryosphere Discussions (in review), 8(5), 5375-5432.
  • Brun, F., Dumont, M., Wagnon, P., Berthier, E., Azam, M. F., Shea, J. M., and Ramanathan, A. (2014). Seasonal changes in surface albedo of Himalayan glaciers from MODIS data and links with the annual mass balance. The Cryosphere Discussions (in review), 8(3), 3437-3474.
  • Azam, F. M., P. Wagnon, C. Vincent, A. Ramanathan, A. Linda, & V. B. Singh, Reconstruction of the annual mass balance of Chhota Shigri Glacier (Western Himalaya, India) since 1969, Annals Glaciol., , 55(66) 2014 doi: 10.3189/2014AoG66A104, 2014.
  • Azam, M. F., P. Wagnon, C. Vincent, Al. Ramanathan, M. Arinda & J. Pottakal, Processes governing the mass balance of Chhota Shigri Glacier (Western Himalaya, India) assessed by point-scale surface energy balance measurements, The Cryosphere, 8, 2195-2217, doi:10.5194/tc-8-2195-2014, 2014.
  • Berthier, E., C. Vincent, E. Magnùsson, A. P. Gunndlaugsson, P. Pitte, E. Le Meur, M. Masiokas, L. Ruiz, F. Palsson, J. M. C. Belart, and P. Wagnon, Glacier topography and elevation changes from Pléiades very high resolution stereo images, The Cryosphere, 8, 2275-2291, doi:10.5194/tc-8-2275-2014, 2014.
  • Brun, F., M. Dumont, P. Wagnon, E. Berthier, M. F. Azam, J. M. Shea, P. Sirguey, A. Rabatel & Al. Ramanathan, Seasonal changes of surface albedo of Himalayan glaciers from MODIS data and links with the annual mass balance, The Cryosphere, In press, 2014
  • Ginot, P., M. Dumont, S. Lim, N. Patris, J. D. Taupin, P. Wagnon, Y. Arnaud, A Marinoni, P. Bonasoni & P. Laj, A 10-yr record of Black carbon and dust from Mera Peak ice core record (Nepal): variability and potential impact on Himalayan glacier melting, The Cryosphere, 8, 1479–1496, doi:10.5194/tc-8-1479-2014, 2014.
  • Ménégoz, M., G. Krinner, Y. Balkanski, O. Boucher, A. Cozic, S. Lim, P. Ginot, P. Laj, H. Gallée, P. Wagnon, A. Marinoni, H. W. Jacobi, Snow cover sensitivity to black carbon deposition in the Himalayas: from atmospheric and ice core measurements to regional climate simulations, Atm. Chem. Phys., 14, 4237–4249, doi:10.5194/acp-14-4237-2014, 2014.
  • Shea, J., W. W. Immerzeel, P. Wagnon and C. Vincent, Assessing glacier sensitivity to climate perturbations in the Everest region by integrating observations and high resolution modeling, The Cryosphere Discuss., 2014.
  • Shea, J M., P. Wagnon, W. W. Immerzeel, R. Biron & F. Brun, A comparative high-altitude meteorological analysis from three catchments in the Nepal Himalaya, International Journal of Water Research and Development, in review.