Improving understanding of impacts of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and atmospheric change on the cryosphere, water cycle, ecosystems, agriculture, human health, income, tourism, gender and livelihoods

  • Installed solar- and wind-powered autonomous instrument packages to measure black carbon and meteorology at high-altitude glacial locations in Langtang (4,900 masl), Nepal, and Chele La (4,100 masl), Bhutan, to help assess the role of black carbon in the melting of snow and ice in the Himalaya

  • Conducted community-based study on the impacts of winter fog on the lives and incomes of the poorest as part of a broader study on persistent winter fog over the IGP