Himalaya | Seeking a Coordinated Approach in Glacier Research

The 2400 km long arcuate Himalaya-Hindu Kush mountain range supports largest accumulation of snow and ice following the Polar regions of Arctic and Antarctic and Greenland. Apart from the several peaks that attain more than 8000 m heights above mean sea level, the Himalaya also brings to life many major rivers that support ~1.3 billion […]

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The Glacial Lake Outburst Prone Regions of the Himalaya

Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) are related to global warming. As the temperatures in the Himalaya soar, the glaciers retreat during the summer, leaving behind water filled, moraine dammed, precarious lakes holding huge amounts of water in a very unstable geomorphology. GLOFs have been known to occur in different parts of the world. In 1941, […]

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