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Research Associate, GIS,
My role involves remote sensing based monitoring and assessment of the cryosphere (glaciers and glacial lakes) and cryosphere-related hazards such as glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) in the HKH. I supervise and guide a group of young professionals (within and outside Nepal) on mapping glaciers and glacial lakes applying earth observation (EO) and geospatial tools and techniques, and quantifying these data to analyze the glacial environment in the context of changing climate in the HKH.
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
I protect the pulse of the planet by generating data on the glaciers and glacial lakes helpful to understand the dynamic changes in the cryosphere environment, its impact on the water resources and glacial related hazards.
What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
I enjoy working with multidisciplinary teams at all different levels and thematic areas within ICIMOD and among partners. I also enjoy looking at the beauty of our lush green campus and aesthetically-designed infrastructure with a lot of plants.
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about discovering everything, experiencing everything to the fullest, making an impact on the world, changing society for the bettermenttravelling, and being creative and adventurous.
I hold a Master of Science degree in hydrology and meteorology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. I have more than a decade of experience working in ICIMOD in cryosphere research. My area of interest includes water resources, climatology, remote sensing, climate change, and disaster.
Galongco Lake sits at the foot of an unnamed glacier within the Himalayan mountain range in China, close to its ...