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000007213 041__ $$aEnglish
000007213 100__ $$aMolly Elizabeth Brown
000007213 245__ $$aHIMALA: Climate impacts on glaciers, snow, and hydrology in the Himalayan region
000007213 260__ $$c2010
000007213 300__ $$a401-404
000007213 500__ $$a5 of the authors are ICIMOD staff
000007213 511__ $$aCrysparticle
000007213 511__ $$aCryosphere
000007213 520__ $$aGlaciers are the largest reservoir of freshwater on Earth, supporting one third of the world's population. The Himalaya possess one of the largest resources of snow and ice, which act as a freshwater reservoir for more than 1.3 billion people. This article describes a new project called HIMALA, which focuses on utilizing satellite-based products for better understanding of hydrological processes of the river basins of the region. With support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), together with its partners and member countries, has been working on the application of satellite-based rainfall estimates for flood prediction. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) partners are working with ICIMOD to incorporate snowmelt and glacier melt into a widely used hydrological model. Thus, through improved modeling of the contribution of snow and ice meltwater to river flow in the region, the HIMALA project will improve the ability of ICIMOD and its partners to understand the impact of weather and climate on floods, droughts, and other water- and climate-induced natural hazards in the Himalayan region in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.
000007213 650__ $$aClimate Change
000007213 650__ $$aCryosphere
000007213 650__ $$aGlaciers
000007213 650__ $$aIce and snow
000007213 653__ $$aICIMOD
000007213 700__ $$aHua Ouyang
000007213 700__ $$aShahid Habib
000007213 700__ $$aBasanta Shrestha
000007213 700__ $$aMandira Shrestha
000007213 700__ $$aPrajjwal Panday
000007213 700__ $$aMaria Tzortziou
000007213 700__ $$aFrederick Policelli
000007213 700__ $$aGuleid Artan
000007213 700__ $$aAmarnath Giriraj
000007213 700__ $$aSagar R. Bajracharya
000007213 700__ $$aAdina Racoviteanu
000007213 773__ $$pMountain Research and Development
000007213 773__ $$v30
000007213 773__ $$n4
000007213 8564_ $$uhttp://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-10-00071.1$$yExternal link
000007213 980__ $$aARTICLE