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institutes work regularly at high altitudes (between 4,000 to 6,000 meters) to collect data on glacier mass balance, snow, weather and
training on high altitude mountain medicine to prevent and treat altitude related sicknesses was organised by the Cryosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) 15 January 2016 in ICIMOD
power and farmyard manure. High altitude meadows characterized as rangelands have been traditionally used by both wild and domestic
CAS-ICIMOD Collaboration Project on Carbon Assessment and Ecosystem Management of High Altitude Peatlands Launched
Launch of Study to Assess Greenhouse Gas Emissions from High Altitude Peatlands
According to Buddhist belief, religion and the environment are intertwined. Bud-dhists believe religion is inextricable from the environment itself. Rites and rituals practiced in monasteries are believed to be influenced by the environment and vice
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
The way up to Rikha Samba is steep. Occasionally we encounter snow showers crossing over windy high passes, but always in high spirit.
A field visit to enhance understanding of ongoing International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) activities in Pakistan through exposure of policy makers was made to pilot projects in Upper Indus Basin (UIB), Gilgit Baltistan
Frequently Asked Questions - resource on basic terminologies related to cryosphere.
he Himalayas 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
News - Cryosphere Initiative
Policy makers, experts, and practitioners from the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) converged at a symposium held on the side lines of the 10th INTECOL International Wetland Conference in Changshu, China, from 19–24 September 2016.