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and hydrologists to the glacial lakes and villages of Lunana Gewog. Accompanied by ten helpers and
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 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.
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
New Reports Identify Impacts of Climate Change on World’s Highest Mountains
in Nepali Times When melting mountains shake 03 Jun 2016, Published in Nepali Times Climatic Change 03 Jun 2016, Published in Nepali Times Nepal seeks to drain giant glacial lake near Everest 03 Jun 2016, Published in Mailonline.com
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.
in SciDev.Net Nepal Drains Glacial Lake Near Everest To Avert Risk Of Disastrous Flood 31 Oct 2016, Published in NDTV, Indo-Asian News Service Nepal drains dangerous Glacial lake near Mount Everest 31 Oct 2016, Published in The Times of
Scientists predict warmer and wetter Himalayas