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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.
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
With warming in the HKH being higher than the global average (ICIMOD, 2007), climate induced natural hazards are likely to be exacerbated, including severe glacial melting and the formation of glacial lakes and, GLOFs.
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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
ICIMOD Researcher Recognized at the GEWEX Conference
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
At the top! K2 Expedition ‘Women Climbing for Climate Change’ a Success
The objectives of the course were to provide hands on training in processing of satellite data using an integrated approach utilizing geo-spatial and ground based monitoring techniques to address climate change issues and to bring awareness of
Based on the observations of a rapid field visit in June, a team of scientists from ICIMOD will make its way into Langtang Valley 14 – 30 October 2015 to repair benchmark stations damaged by the Nepal Earthquake and subsequent avalanches...
UAVs to Map and Monitor glaciers in Manang Valley 28 Dec 2016 Himalayan glaciers, Changing Surface Water Regimes and Groundwater Resources: Connecting the Dots Nepal told to submit sixth biodiversity report 22 Dec 2016 Dhaulagiri glacier