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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
Explore cryosphere-related science applications.
Thematic Training Courses
Norway and ICIMOD to measure impacts of climate change on snow and ice in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas
This e-Bulletin highlights our activities undertaken from July to September this year. In addition to the news and event updates, the bulletin also features our latest publication on “Decadal glacial lake changes in the Koshi basin in central
Production of Handbooks and Manuals for Independent Work
Pema Namgyal from the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM), Bhutan, completed a two-week long on-the-job training on database and system management at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) headquarters
Training on remote sensing-based monitoring and assessment
Loss of glacier area was mostly observed below 5600ma.s.l. and was greater for clean-ice glaciers. The equilibrium-line altitude has shifted upward from 5170110ma.s.l. to 5350150ma.s.l. in the years 1980–2010.
The E-bulletin contains News, events and publications from September to December 2014.
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