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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

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.

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

Permafrost scoping meeting held at ICIMOD

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

two day workshop on permafrost and glaciers was held 15-16 September at Karakoram International University (KIU) in Gilgit, Pakistan. The permafrost Special Project and Cryosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain

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Setopati.com India to map thawing permafrost 12 Dec 2014, Published in indiaclimatedialogue Early warnings need to be 'accessible, understandable' to work - experts 12 Dec 2014, Published in trust.org Family Farming for Food

Setopati.com India to map thawing permafrost 12 Dec 2014, Published in indiaclimatedialogue Early warnings need to be 'accessible, understandable' to work - experts 12 Dec 2014, Published in trust.org Family Farming for Food

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In the Everest region, Nepal, ground-based monitoring programmes were started on the debris-free Mera Glacier in 2007 and on the small Pokalde Glacier in 2009. These glaciers lie on the southern flank of the central Himalaya under the direct

myrepublica India to map thawing permafrost 12 Dec 2014, Published in indiaclimatedialogue On the cusp of transformation 23 Dec 2014, Published in Republica Daily ICIMOD bags UNFCCC’s ‘Momentum for Change: 2014 Lighthouse Activity

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workshop ‘Himalayan Permafrost under the Changing Climate’ with field trip to Ladakh 12 Aug 2016 - 18 Aug 2016 In many parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, people live near Permafrost or in areas potentially affected by

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