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Water and Air
My responsibilities in the Centre are to collect, analyse and disseminate crucially important high altitude glacier mass balance, meteorological, hydrological, permafrost and other cryosphere data from the high Himalaya. I’ve had opportunities to lead and conduct several cryosphere research field expeditions in the Nepal Himalaya and provide hands-on training on cryosphere monitoring for young and committed professionals and students from across the region. I also work with cryosphere data to understand the cryospheric dynamics especially related to glaciers in the HKH.
Tika Ram Gurung
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
I protect the pulse of the planet by measuring the change in its pulse.
What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
Field work! Learning by doing and interacting with highly qualified and experienced professionals of ICIMOD and also from around the world.
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about travelling and learning about people’s interdependencies with Mother Nature.
I completed an M.S. in glaciology from Kathmandu University and joined ICIMOD as an Intern before taking up my current role as Research Associate Glaciologist.
Our last fieldwork in 2021 involved collecting field data and conducting maintenance work on Trambau and Trakarding glaciers in ...