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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.
Remote Sensing based Monitoring
Action research, piloting and up-scaling
A four-day theoretical training on glacier mass balance monitoring was conducted from 25–28 October 2016 at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) headquarters in Kathmandu. This meeting was followed by field
Knowledge Forum with Prof V. Ramanathan: The Extreme Vulnerability of the Himalayan-Tibetan Region to Global Warming and Air Pollution
The six expedition team members carried out annual glacier mass balance measurements, measured snow density, downloaded data and maintained the hydrological station.
This issue contains news, events, staff updates, highlights activities carried out and publications produced by Cryosphere initiative.
A two day workshop on permafrost and glaciers was held 15-16 September at Karakoram International University (KIU) in Gilgit, Pakistan. The Permafrost Special Project and Cryosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain
A new mechanism to be established for averting cyclone-induced disasters in Nepal
ICIMOD focuses on a broad range of issues, topics and concerns in its work to enable sustainable development in the complex environment of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. These areas are interconnected. For instance, a programme designed to address a
Rural enterprise development
Cryosphere and Atmosphere
To catch the highest discharge of Langtang Khola and Lirung outlet, a team of glacio-hydrologists from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Kathmandu University conducted a field expedition to Langtang valley