Theoretical Training on Glacier Mass Balance Monitoring, Kathmandu, Nepal

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This training covers theoretical glacier mass balance monitoring which is part of the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme and is funded by the Norwegian government . The training will be conducted for partner institutes of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Government of Nepal, Water and Energy Commission Secretariat, Government of Nepal, Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu University.

Objectives

  • teach theoretical glaciological background and common methods to measure and analyse glacier mass balance, glacier geometry and snow properties
  • conduct health and safety training at high-altitude, alpine environments, including basic mountaineering skills, health and safety risks, prevention, and response.