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‘Connecting from Space to Village’ – enhancing understanding of climate change in the Himalayas
Development’s (ICIMOD) Cryosphere Initiative and Department of Hydro Met Services (DHMS) in Bhutan carried out a joint field expedition to Bhutan’s benchmark glacier, Thana Glacier, 3-24
To highlight the vulnerability of the world’s snow and ice to the impacts of short-lived climate pollutants, the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) organized a Cryosphere Day on 17 November 2013 in line with UNFCCC COP19 at Warsaw.
with R” organised by the Cryosphere initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) held at ICIMOD headquarters 12 January to 15
change and variability is the main driver in the upper indus basin, particularly above timberline. At present, climate projections made for the Indus Basin exhibit coarse resolution, poor representation of major features such as monsoon and
long-term and sustainable cryosphere monitoring in Nepal, two professionals from the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), attended on-job training on processing and analyzing glacier mass balance data
Forests cover around a quarter of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. They’re an integral part of the transboundary landscape, connecting numerous ecosystems and conserving biodiversity, sustaining livelihoods, providing timber and other resources and
Economic valuation of ecosystem services
annual cryosphere research expedition to Thana Glacier in Bhutan will be carried out from 27 August–26 September 2017. An expert from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will join a team from the National
Studies have provided different findings on temperature trends in the region and the basin (Bhutiyani et al 2009). Although Fowler and Archer (2006) have shown that mean and minimum summer temperatures provide a consistent trend of cooling beginning
Cryosphere and Atmosphere
Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere – Snow and Glaciers
Langtang Valley was one of the worst affected by the 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude quakes that hit Nepal on April 25, and 12 May 2015. As in many villages in Nepal, settlements in Langtang Valley suffered substantial to catastrophic damage.
ICIMOD and partners of the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme will conduct an expedition to Yala Glacier in the Langtang Valley, Rasuwa, Nepal, as part of the Cryosphere Initiative funded by the Government of Norway.
The 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