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The use of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information systems (GIS) in mapping and monitoring glaciers can help professionals working in the Hindu Kush Himalaya gather data more efficiently while conducting research.
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New Studies: Indus River flow variability and trends
Water generated in the high mountains of the Himalayas plays a critical role in the major rivers of Asia and in the lives of people that live there. A new mini-documentary produced by Science Media, in collaboration with scientists from Utrecht
The HUC Secretariat announces an open Call for Applications for Institutional and Individual Grants 2017-2018, as parts of the World Bank grant made to ICIMOD for HUC, aiming at strengthening partnerships of research institutions in the HKH region
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29 April-13 May 2012: Cryosphere Monitoring Project: research expedition to Langtang
Glaciers in most regions around the globe are retreating due to ongoing climate change. But glaciers in the Karakoram region of the Indus River Basin have not seen any significant area or volume change in the past four decades. This phenomenon has
The HKH Assessment: Chapter Structure
Study of a satellite image of Tsho Rolpa taken on 17 May – five days after the nearby magnitude 7.3 aftershock – by NASA’s EO-1 satellite, and more recently by the Japan/U.S. instrument ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and
ICIMOD continued to coordinate and rally the broad regional and international teams in the ongoing post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts of the Government of Nepal. The ICIMOD Task Force on Geo-hazards...
ICIMOD and the partners of the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme will conduct an expedition to Rikha Samba Glacier in the Hidden Valley, Lower Mustang, Nepal, as part of the Cryosphere Initiative, funded by the Government of Norway...
From 18 November to 03 December 2015, ICIMOD and partners will carry out an expedition to Yala Glacier in the Langtang Valley, Nepal. The expedition is part of the Cryosphere Monitoring Programme, funded by the Government of Norway...
In March 2015, the Cryosphere Initiative of ICIMOD and the Centre for Climate Change & Spatial Information (CCCSI) of Sherubtse College in Bhutan jointly organised a week-long workshop on “Application of Geospatial Technology in Climate Change
This issue contains news, events, blog activities carried out and publications produced by Cryosphere initiative.
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.