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and hydrologists to the glacial lakes and villages of Lunana Gewog. Accompanied by ten helpers and

Snow

With warming in the HKH being higher than the global average (ICIMOD, 2007), climate induced natural hazards are likely to be exacerbated, including severe glacial melting and the formation of glacial lakes and, GLOFs.

The training is a regular annual activity conducted under the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme (CMP) of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). It aims to build the capacities of national partners on the use of Remote

Researchers from ICIMOD’s Cryosphere Initiative, the University of Utrecht and Kathmandu University are conducting a research expedition to Langtang valley from 16 April to 4 May. The researchers will visit several sites to maintain automatic

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is one of the most dynamic, diverse, and complex mountain systems in the world, providing fresh water resources to more than 210 million people in the mountains and 1.3 billion people downstream.

The majestic Himalaya draws its name from snow. “Himalaya” is descriptive term in Sanskrit which translates to “abode of snow”. However, snow cover area is decreasing in Himalaya as it is the world over. Global warming is further

To catch the highest discharge of Langtang Khola and Lirung outlet, a team of glacio-hydrologists from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Kathmandu University conducted a field expedition to Langtang valley

In 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

averts flood by draining glacial lake near Mt Qomulangma 29 Nov 2016 Water level drops 3.4m! Nepal averts flood by draining glacial lake near Mt Qomulangma 29 Nov 2016 Water level drops 3.4m! Nepal averts flood by draining glacial lake

averts flood by draining glacial lake near Mt Qomulangma 29 Nov 2016 Water level drops 3.4m! Nepal averts flood by draining glacial lake near Mt Qomulangma 29 Nov 2016 Water level drops 3.4m! Nepal averts flood by draining glacial lake

Frequently Asked Questions - resource on basic terminologies related to cryosphere.

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

Cryosphere in the news

Click here for the latest Cryosphere Initiative publications, journal articles, reports, and working papers.

Glaciers

The paper, written by an international team of researchers, presents the first detailed modelling study of all glaciers in the Dudh Koshi basin in the Everest region of Nepal. This blog post aims to provide a bit of background on modelling glaciers

its embankment creating a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF). This incident caused minimal damage downstream but other GLOFs can be catastrophic.

A community-based flood early warning system (CB-FEWS) is an integrated system of tools and plans to detect and respond to flood emergencies. It’s managed by the communities themselves and, if properly designed and implemented, can make the

Alpine eco-systems are sensitive to global temperature rise and have been a focus of climate change research. As resources of fresh water, the cryosphere as a whole, and glaciers in particular, have drawn much interest from the scientific community.