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A special thematic issue of the Annals of Glaciology has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. The thirty-eight open access papers, written by research teams from around the globe, cover different aspects of glaciological research

Rangelands

When parasitic mushroom spores infect the larvae of ghost moths living in Himalayan soil, a thin fingerlike fungus bursts from the head of the dead caterpillar and sets off an annual gold rush in mountain communities.

many, mountains evoke powerful emotions with their breathtaking landscapes that inspire wonder. mountains cover nearly 27% of the world’s land surface and directly support 22% of the world’s people. They serve as water towers to the world,

The current and future impact of climate change on water availability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya is a great concern, and is important to understand for better planning of water resources. Hydrological models provide insight into different parts of

Meeting of Minds – International Conference on Sharing of Experiences in the Design and Implementation of Adaptation Strategies and Programmes in Asian Mountain Regions

Mountain Geoportal

Overview of the state of science with respect to the glaciers, snowpacks and permafrost of the Himalayan, Hindu-Kush, Karakoram, Tien Shan, Pamir, and Tibetan Plateau regions.

Overview of the state of science with respect to the glaciers, snowpacks and permafrost of the Himalayan, Hindu-Kush, Karakoram, Tien Shan, Pamir, and Tibetan Plateau regions.

New Reports Identify Impacts of Climate Change on World’s Highest Mountains

One of the most important changes is that ICIMOD partners including researchers and government officials started to accept the importance of community participation and to encourage collaborative action in managing rangeland resources. It has

Celebrating International Mountain Day 2016 Mountain Culture: Celebrating Diversity and Strengthening Identity 09 Dec 2016, Published in Nepal Today Protecting Mountains in face of globalisation, migration 09 Dec 2016, Published in Down to

Celebrating International Mountain Day 2016 Mountain Culture: Celebrating Diversity and Strengthening Identity 09 Dec 2016, Published in Nepal Today Protecting Mountains in face of globalisation, migration 09 Dec 2016, Published in Down to

News - Cryosphere Initiative

the mountains, permafrost stabilizes rock slopes, moraines and debris-covered slopes. For instance, moraines consist of loose sediment often held together by permafrost. When permafrost thaws, slopes become more vulnerable to erosion. Debris and

Let us move beyond the description of the problem, to putting our heads together to find solutions...

Scientists discuss glaciers

Second WCRP CORDEX Science and Training Workshop in South Asia

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