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In the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, 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
An international team of experts supported by ICIMOD also examined the condition of Nepal’s most dangerous glacial lakes. Some members of the Task Force undertook a special assessment of the Langtang valley...
Permafrost Field Expedition to Yala, Langtang Valley, Nepal
The six expedition team members carried out annual glacier mass balance measurements, measured snow density, downloaded data and maintained the hydrological station.
and partners from the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme, Kathmandu University, will conduct an expedition to Rikha Samba Glacier in the Hidden Valley, Lower Mustang, Nepal, as a part of the Cryosphere Initiative funded by the Government of
On-the-job Training for Professionals from the Region
Thematic Training Courses
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
(ICIMOD) through its Cryosphere Initiative was a co-organizer for the international conference on ‘Mountains and Climate Change: Resources, Challenges & Opportunities for Better Life &
collect or what field you work in, if you have data it will require analysis. This four-day training will
Joint expedition to Yala Glacier, Langtang, Nepal
(ICIMOD) through its Cryosphere Initiative co-organised the International Conference on Mountain and Climate Change: Resources, Challenges and Opportunities for Better Life and Livelihoods
Permafrost scoping meeting held at ICIMOD
Mountain Environment Regional Information System
Against the unparalleled backdrop of Everest and Nuptse, the late November sun warms the glaciologist slightly as he prepares for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) survey flight...