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000030159 020__ $$a978-3-540-79817-0
000030159 041__ $$aEnglish
000030159 100__ $$aRacoviteanu, A. E.
000030159 245__ $$aHimalayan Glaciers (India, Bhutan, Nepal): Satellite Observations of Thinning and Retreat
000030159 260__ $$c2014
000030159 260__ $$bSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
000030159 300__ $$a549-582
000030159 300__ $$a24
000030159 490__ $$aSpringer Praxis Books
000030159 507__ $$aSamjwal Bajracharya, Pradeep Mool, ICIMOD staff, book chapters
000030159 520__ $$aThis chapter summarizes the current state of remote sensing of glaciers in the India, Nepal, and Bhutan regions of the Himalaya, and focuses on new methods for assessing glacier change. Glaciers in these Himalaya regions exhibit complex patterns of changes due to the unique and variable climatic, topographic, and glaciological parameters present in this region. The theoretical understanding of glaciers in the Himalaya is limited by lack of sufficient observations due to terrain breadth and complexity, severe weather conditions, logistic difficulties, and geopolitics. Mapping and assessing these glaciers with satellite imagery is also challenging due to inherent sensor limitations and information extraction issues. Thus, we still lack a complete understanding of the magnitude of feedbacks, and in some places even their sign, between climate changes and glacier response in this region. In this chapter we present the current status of glaciers in various climatic regimes of the Himalaya, ranging from the monsoon-influenced regions of the central-eastern Himalaya (Nepal, Garhwal, Sikkim, and Bhutan) through the monsoon transition zone of Himachal Pradesh (India), to the dry areas of Ladakh (western Himalaya). The case studies presented here illustrate the use of remote sensing and elevation data coupled with glaciermapping techniques for glacier area and elevation change detection and ice flow modeling in the context of the Himalaya.
000030159 653__ $$aGregory J. Leonard
000030159 653__ $$aMichael P. Bishop
000030159 653__ $$aAndreas Kääb
000030159 653__ $$aBruce H. Raup(eds), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space
000030159 700__ $$aArnaud, Y.
000030159 700__ $$aBaghuna, I. M.
000030159 700__ $$aBajracharya, S. R.
000030159 700__ $$aBerthier, E.
000030159 700__ $$aBhambri, R.
000030159 700__ $$aBolch, T.
000030159 700__ $$aByrne, M.
000030159 700__ $$aChaujar, R. K.
000030159 700__ $$aFrauenfelder, R.
000030159 700__ $$aKääb, A.
000030159 700__ $$aKamp, U.
000030159 700__ $$aKargel, J. S.
000030159 700__ $$aKulkarni, A.
000030159 700__ $$aLeonard, G. J.
000030159 700__ $$aMool, P. K.
000030159 700__ $$aSossna, I.
000030159 773__ $$p Jeffrey S. Kargel
000030159 8564_ $$uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79818-7_24$$yExternal link
000030159 980__ $$aARTICLE