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cover around a quarter of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. They’re an integral part of the transboundary landscape, connecting numerous ecosystems and conserving biodiversity, sustaining livelihoods, providing timber and other resources and
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Quest to unravel the cause of the Seti flash flood, 5 May 2012
Snow is an important component of the cryosphere, and the study of Snow trends is essential for understanding regional climate change and for managing water resources. Changes in the Snow budget have socioeconomic and environmental implications for
Langtang-Lirung,Drapoche, Gangchhenpo and Naya Kanga peaks surround Yala Glacier, a benchmark glacier of Nepal and one of the most studied. Spanning 5170 to 5750 m above sea level (a.s.l), Yala is a plateau glacier among its surrounding peaks. It
Pleased to share with our valued readers, the second edition of the Cryosphere Initiative quarterly e-Bulletin for the year 2017. In this issue, we round up the activities organized under the Cryosphere Initiative from April to June. We also
Research and Training Expedition to Yala Glacier in Nepal Builds the Capacity of Partners and Students
The way up to Rikha Samba is steep. Occasionally we encounter snow showers crossing over windy high passes, but always in high spirit.
At an elevation of 5250 metres above sea level, a bamboo stake, about an arm’s length, stuck out oddly against the white backdrop of Yala glacier. It was one of the nine bamboo stakes installed by researchers from the International Centre for
The Koshi Basin Initiative is a collaborative and policy-relevant applied research programme to enhance the regionally coordinated management of the Koshi River basin for the improved wellbeing of local communities and the sustainable use of
Langtang Valley was one of the worst affected by the 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude quakes that hit Nepal on April 25, and 12 May 2015. As in many villages in Nepal, settlements in Langtang Valley suffered substantial to catastrophic damage.
it is unknown how much snow and rain falls in those vast mountain ranges, because of the lack of observations and the
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