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PhD fellowships to work with ICIMOD scientists on improving knowledge about emissions sources, atmospheric processes, atmospheric change, and impacts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.
ICIMOD Hosts Workshop to Improve Forest Fire Management in the Region
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is one of the most dynamic, diverse, and complex mountain systems in the world, providing fresh water resources to more than 210 million people in the mountains and 1.3 billion people downstream.
On-the-job Training for Professionals from the Region
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will organize a training on glacier monitoring in collaboration with its partners as part of the capacity-building component of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) Cryosphere Monitoring
Scientists from the Permafrost Special Project at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) have reviewed existing knowledge on permafrost in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), and explored what we can learn from other areas
these conditions relate to data from standard observation networks and/or climate reanalysis
About Cryosphere Initiative
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is implementing the project ‘Monitoring and assessment of changes in glaciers, snow and glacio-hydrology in the Hindu Kush Himalayas with a special focus on strengthening the
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
Recent studies on the patterns of environmental change around the globe suggest that ecosystems in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region are more vulnerable to climate change than ecosystems from other high altitude areas in the world...
to 6,000 meters) to collect data on glacier mass balance, snow, weather and
Field-based hydro-meteorological observations and monitoring
ICIMOD and Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (YIPL) jointly organized a two-day event ‘International Space Apps Challenge’ (ISAC) in Kathmandu from 23 to 24 April 2016. This was the fourth time the two organizations collaboratively organized ISAC in
On 8 April 2016, four students in their final year of MS Research in Glaciology shared their thesis progress with cryosphere experts from ICIMOD. The students are enrolled in the MS Research in Glaciology program at Kathmandu University, which is
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