Thana Glacier Expedition in Bhutan


The annual cryosphere research expedition to Thana Glacier in Bhutan will be carried out from 27 August–26 September 2017. An expert from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will join a team from the National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM)—formerly the Department of Hydro-Met Services. The joint expedition is coordinated to carry out annual glacier mass balance monitoring in Thana Glacier through a multidisciplinary approach. 

The ICIMOD expert will provide technical support and train NCHM team members in executing long-term cryospheric research. After the successful completion of the research expedition, a joint technical report with results will be delivered.

Thana Glacier is the benchmark glacier for long-term glacier monitoring in Bhutan. NCHM is an implementing partner for the Cryosphere Monitoring Project in Bhutan (CMP-B).  Read more about the centre here

Thana Glacier, September 2016
Photo: Sharad Joshi/ ICIMOD