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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) through its Cryosphere Initiative was a co-organizer for the international conference on ‘Mountains and Climate Change: Resources, Challenges & Opportunities for Better Life &
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)...
Extreme heat conditions in South Asia are making the headlines for the second year in a row. The HI-AWARE project is currently studying this extreme heat and ways to cope with it in three major cities in South Asia; Delhi in India, Faisalabad in
and Professionals Trained on Glacier Hydrological Modelling through Cryosphere Monitoring Project 19 Dec 2013 Sweet adaptation to climate change in the Himalayas 17 Dec 2013 Students learn Glacier mass balance measurement 17 Dec 2013 Call for
Langtang Valley has been the focus of intense glaciological, meteorological, and hydrological fieldwork over the past four years as part of the Norwegian-supported cryosphere monitoring project. Twelve meteorological and hydrological stations
Follow our researchers in the field (activated when a field expedition is ongoing). The field teams are usually out twice a year, from April to May and September to November.
On-the-job Training for Professionals from the Region
A scientific paper on the July 2015 glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in Lemthang Tsho in Bhutan recommends regular monitoring of critical glacial lakes as a starting point for good risk management. The paper specifically recommends revisiting
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).
In many parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, people live near permafrost or in areas potentially affected by changes in permafrost. Permafrost is ground material (rock or soil) at or below 0 degrees C for two or more years. The surface
This issue contains news, events, blog activities carried out and publications produced by Cryosphere initiative.
ICIMOD Researcher Recognized at the GEWEX Conference
amjwal Ratna Bajracharya, Remote Sensing Specialist at ICIMOD, was nominated for Prabal Janasewashree (IV) Award for his notable contribution to glacier research.
14 May 2012 - 16 May 2012 Glacier Mass Balance Field Training and Glacio-hydrological Short-term Intensive Fieldwork on the Yala Glacier in Langtang Valley, Nepal 29 Apr 2012 - 13 May 2012 Glacier Mass Balance Training Course 26 Apr 2012 - 13
The University of Zurich and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF), Kathmandu University, and Tribhuvan University conducted a training at Kathmandu University