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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 exacerbating

Snow

Air, Snow, and Glaciers

Bhutan becomes first regional country to benefit from MODIS Snow Cover data prepared by ICIMOD SERVIR-Himalaya

The snow cover area of Nepal was mapped using 8-day Level 3 global products generated using MODIS satellite data and made available by the National snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)...

snow cover data is presented for 92 sub-basins from the 10 major river basins of the HKH. Users can view basin/sub-basin wise statistics of the snow cover for different elevation zones, slopes and aspects The snow cover maps can be displayed for

The snow cover area of Nepal was mapped using 8-day Level 3 global products generated using MODIS satellite data and made available by the National snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

Cryosphere monitoring 2

ICIMOD Organizes Training on Snow Cover Models Using MODIS Technologies

Twenty-three Myanmar government officials were trained on ‘Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Mapping and Monitoring of Glacier’ 25 - 29 July 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

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

Glaciers

Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere – Snow and Glaciers

Regional Consultation Workshop on MODIS Products and Services for Regional Environmental Applications and Automated Forest Cover Monitoring of Hot Spots using LANDSAT data

Fieldwork on glaciers is an integral part of the Cryosphere Initiative at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Researchers from the centre and partners in Bhutan and Nepal will once again head to the glaciers to

Remote sensing based monitoring and assessment of cryosphere (Snow & Glacier) Training

Capacity Building for Improved Monitoring of Snow, Ice and Water Resources in the INDUS Basin

Field-based Snow and Glacier Monitoring

The deposition of snow collected in the filter which will be sent to the laboratory in Institute of Tibetan Plateau

Ecosystems provide a network of services to communities that help sustain livelihoods. Integration of earth observation data with GIS makes it possible to quantify the supplies and demands of ecosystem services and provide reliable data for