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ICIMOD is pleased to announce a ground-breaking journal article “Assessment of permafrost distribution maps in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region using rock glaciers mapped in Google Earth” published in the prestigious journal The Cryosphere.

many people live near permafrost or in areas potentially affected by changes in permafrost. permafrost is ground material at or below 0°C for two or more years. The near-surface layer above it thaws during the warm

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

region, people live near permafrost or in areas potentially affected by changes in permafrost. permafrost is ground material (rock or soil) at or below 0 degrees C for two or more years. The surface layer

many people live near permafrost or in areas potentially affected by changes in permafrost. permafrost is ground material at or below 0°C for two or more years. The near-surface layer above it thaws during the warm

from the Permafrost Special Project at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) have reviewed existing knowledge on Permafrost in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), and explored what we can learn from other areas

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Published in Setopati Mapping and Monitoring Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalaya 09 May 2017,

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This e-Bulletin highlights our activities undertaken from July to September this year. In addition to the news and event updates, the bulletin also features our latest publication on “Decadal glacial lake changes in the Koshi basin in central

This issue contains news, events, blog activities carried out and publications produced by Cryosphere initiative.

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The ICIMOD glacier inventories of Nepal in 2001 and 2011 revealed an increase of 17 per cent in the number of glaciers while the area decreased by 21 per cent. However, the data sources of these two inventories differ...