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River Basins and Cryosphere
26 July 2021 to
06 August 2021
Tika Ram Gurung, Amrit Thapa, Abhijit Vaidya & Miriam Jackson
Our Cryosphere team will be carrying out regular fieldwork in Langtang, which includes conducting river discharge measurements of the Langtang River, carrying out maintenance work on the Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) and downloading the data gathered in the stations.
River discharge is highest during the monsoon season, making it crucial to quantify the water volume including both discharge and water levels flowing through the river. Understanding the contribution of rainfall, glacier and snowmelt to river flows through increased observations will help researchers interpret and better explain the relationship between discharge and water levels, and identify whether such data is useful for flood and flow forecasting.