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change. But glaciers in the Karakoram region of the Indus River Basin have not seen any significant area or volume change in the past four decades. This phenomenon has been

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Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape

Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape

Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape

Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape

Ice volume estimates are crucial for assessing water reserves stored in glaciers. A variety of different methodologies exist but there is a lack of systematic comparative analysis thereof...

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New Studies Provide Insights on Glaciers in the Greater Himalayan Region

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Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions.

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and adjacent mountain ranges are an important source of water for more than 25% of the global population. However, it is unknown how much snow and rain falls in those vast mountain ranges, because of the lack of observations and the

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