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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

Snow

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

Glaciers FAQs

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

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

One of the biggest unknowns in how glaciers will respond to climate change are the meteorological conditions and melt rates at the glacier surface, and how these conditions relate to data from standard observation networks and/or climate reanalysis

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...

Cryosphere in the news

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

Working on ice

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

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

Exploratory trip to Humla

The ICIMOD ‘Springshed approach’ is an initiative to understand the hydrogeological perspective of springs, the current demand and supply pattern, and existing local management practices, if any, at a landscape scale to use that science and

New Studies: Indus River flow variability and trends

Mobile based Crop Advisory System for Nepal

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

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