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Part of the climate change experienced in the Himalayan region is a result of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), which can remain in the atmosphere and impact the climate for centuries.
In the mountains, permafrost stabilizes rock slopes, moraines and debris-covered slopes. For instance, moraines consist of loose sediment often held together by permafrost. When permafrost thaws, slopes become more vulnerable to erosion. Debris and
NASA trains ICIMOD staff on integrated hydrological modeling
Interview with Pema Thinley on the state of transhumant pastoralism in Gurudongmar, North Sikkim
Cryosphere and Atmosphere
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
On her desk, Gunjan Silwal is engrossed in her computer, analyzing glacier mass balance data, working on figures and graphs which to the untrained eyes look rather like scribblings on a toddler’s drawing book. But to the trained eyes, these are
ICIMOD and partners of the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme will conduct an expedition to Yala Glacier in the Langtang Valley, Rasuwa, Nepal, as part of the Cryosphere Initiative funded by the Government of Norway.
In September 2015, Department of Hydro-Met Services (DHMS) engineer Tshering Wangchuk led an eight-member team of geologists, foresters, GIS technicians and hydrologists to the glacial lakes and villages of Lunana Gewog. Accompanied by ten helpers
A community-based flood early warning system (CB-FEWS) is an integrated system of tools and plans to detect and respond to flood emergencies. It’s managed by the communities themselves and, if properly designed and implemented, can make the
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 the