Cryosphere

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Year: 2017
The cryosphere—snow, ice, and permafrost—is an important part of the water supply in the Hindu Kush Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau-Pamir (HKH-TP) region, driving changes in other spheres (hydrological, biological, geophysical) and sectors (hydroelectricity, agriculture, tourism, disasters)
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Year: 2017
Glaciers in Afghanistan serve as headwaters to the Amu Darya River basin and also contribute to the Indus River basin
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Year: 2017
Heavy rainfall (480 mm) on 16 July 2015 triggered a huge landslide (DGSE and GDKU, 2016) that dammed the Tui Lam Lui River approximately 52 km upstream of Yazagyo Dam near Hangken Village, Falam District in the Upper Chin hill region in northwestern Myanmar

The Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry of Myanmar requested ICIMOD to assess the landslide dam and develop a comprehensive management plan to tackle the problem
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Year: 2017
The Cryosphere Initiative hosted within the Regional Programme on Cryosphere and Atmosphere of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) focuses on the monitoring of glaciers, snow, permafrost, glacial lakes, and glaciohydrology with an emphasis on in situ measurements, remote sensing, and modelling
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Year: 2016
Seasonal snow cover plays an important role in water resources availability in many regions of the world and is a key factor in the weather and climate system, both regionally and globally
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Year: 2016
The climate, cryosphere, and hydrology of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region have changed in the past and will change in the future
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Year: 2016
High-altitude climates are particularly uncertain, and commonly used climate datasets are grossly inaccurate at high altitudes
Year: 2016
The ‘international conference on Mountain People Adapting to Change: Solutions beyond boundaries bridging science, policy, and practice’, held in Kathmandu from 9 to12 November 2014, sought to break down the boundaries between science, policy, and practice in adaptation to climatic and other changes in the mountains and downstream areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayas
Year: 2016
The Annual Report 2015 gives a brief overview of ICIMOD’s activities over the past year
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