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Joint expedition to Yala Glacier, Langtang, Nepal

Field-based hydro-meteorological observations and monitoring

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The Indus River Basin is shared by four countries Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan, with the largest portions of the basin lying in Pakistan (52%) and India (33%). The main river originates at Lake Ngangla Rinco on the Tibetan Plateau in the

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and its partners for the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme carried out an expedition to Rikha Samba Glacier located within the Hidden Valley of Lower Mustang in Nepal. The

The Cryosphere Initiative of the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with the Department of Hydro-Met Services (DHMS), Bhutan organised a five day training on “Application of Remote Sensing and

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

This issue contains news, events, staff updates, highlights activities carried out and publications produced by Cryosphere initiative.

Staff Updates

Alpine eco-systems are sensitive to global temperature rise and have been a focus of climate change research. As resources of fresh water, the cryosphere as a whole, and glaciers in particular, have drawn much interest from the scientific community.

From 18 November to 03 December 2015, ICIMOD and partners will carry out an expedition to Yala Glacier in the Langtang Valley, Nepal. The expedition is part of the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme, funded by the Government of Norway...

Highlights

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)...

Updates

Training on Glacier Monitoring and Expedition to Yala Glacier, Nepal

Publications

ICIMOD and the partners of the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme will conduct an expedition to Rikha Samba Glacier in the Hidden Valley, Lower Mustang, Nepal, as part of the Cryosphere Initiative, funded by the Government of Norway...

Training on Glacier Monitoring and Expedition to Yala Glacier

Field work and training in Langtang

Cryosphere describes elements of the earth containing water in a natural frozen state. This can come in the form of glaciers, snow cover, lake and river ice, permafrost, and seasonally frozen ground. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is one of