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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

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Interview with Pema Thinley on the state of transhumant pastoralism in Gurudongmar, North Sikkim

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twice as high – Himalayan snowfall underestimated 16 Dec 2015, Published in enepalikhabar.com Himalayan snowfall underestimated: Glaciers reveal mountain precipitation 15 Dec 2015, Published in outpost Himalayan snowfall underestimated 14

Up to 18 thousand gross tonnes of carbon are stored in worldwide soils, almost double the amount stored in all terrestrial plants and over three times that of the atmospheric pool...

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

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twice as high – Himalayan snowfall underestimated 16 Dec 2015, Published in enepalikhabar.com Fewer landslides than expected after 2015 Nepal earthquake 16 Dec 2015, Published in phys.org Studies of Recent and Ancient Nepal Quakes Yield

twice as high – Himalayan snowfall underestimated 16 Dec 2015, Published in enepalikhabar.com Fewer landslides than expected after 2015 Nepal earthquake 16 Dec 2015, Published in phys.org Studies of Recent and Ancient Nepal Quakes Yield

A hazard is an agent that harms or damages life, health, property, or the environment. It can be either natural or attributable to an anthropogenic activity that results in imbalances in ecological cycles and ecosystems as a whole.

The majestic 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

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Scientists from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) carried out mass balance measurements on Yala Glacier as part of the larger spring field campaign in the Langtang Valley.

The conference, held from 16 to 19 February, brought together more than 80 researchers, policy makers, journalists, and practitioners from the four countries sharing the Indus basin, as well as international experts and representatives of

Exploratory trip to Humla

Mobile based Crop Advisory System for Nepal

New Reports Identify Impacts of Climate Change on World’s Highest Mountains

Working on ice

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