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24 Dec 2020 Cryosphere
Remote-sensing and field validation confirm expansion of Tsho Rolpa glacial lake

Why monitor glacial lakes? Of the 3,624 glacial lakes in the Koshi, Karnali, and Gandaki basins, our

New glacial lake inventory report released, 47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes ranked

A new glacial lake inventory report has identified 47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes (PDGLs) within the ...

18 Aug 2020 News
Larger glaciers in the Hindu Kush are behaving like glaciers in the Karakorum

Findings from a recent study show that the larger glaciers in the Hindu Kush region of ...

5 Aug 2020 Cryosphere
Virtual refresher training on field-based cryosphere monitoring held for Afghan partners

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has placed restrictions on mobility and public gatherings, our Cryosphere and

10 Jun 2020 News
Ice-dammed lake in Hunza created by Shisper Glacier surge breached for the second time in 2020

Clearly reinforcing the critical importance of glacier monitoring, an ice-dammed lake formed by the surging of Shisper Glacier breached for ...

19 May 2020 Cryosphere
Surge-like instability in the western Kunlun Shan calls for regular glacier monitoring

Glacier surges are often linked to instabilities in temperature and/or precipitation combined with the deformable properties of a glacier. Excessive ...

30 Apr 2020 News
New study finds that crevasses in Himalayan glaciers can play a key role in influencing ice temperature

Glaciers in cold and arid climates, such as in High Mountain Asia, can warm up much faster than expected because ...