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Year: 2017
Changes in vegetation phenology due to global climate change directly impact the dynamic balance of terrestrial carbon and nutrients and the biodiversity pattern, and send feedbacks to climate system
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Year: 2017
Downscaled climate data are available at fine spatial scales making them desirable to local climate change practitioners
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Year: 2016
AbstractStudy region The source region of the Yellow River (SRYE) in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau
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Year: 2016
Water resource issues and problems in the world's developing countries, present special challenges, as development of these countries significantly depends on the utilization of water resources
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Year: 2016
Groundwater potential mapping and its sustainable development are an important aspect in Leh valley due to an increase of tourists and the local population
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Year: 2016
Brick production is regarded as one of the most polluting and energy consuming industries
Year: 2016
AbstractStudy region The source region of the Yellow River (SRYE) in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau
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Year: 2016
Northeast China is located at high northern latitudes and is a typical region of relatively high sensitivity to global climate change
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Year: 2016
Pakistan’s economy is significantly reliant on agriculture
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Year: 2016
In the villages perched high in the midhills of Nepal, springs are a lifeline – providing water to sustain the needs of households, their farms, and their livestock
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Year: 2016
The mixing layer is an important meteorological factor that affects air pollution
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Year: 2016
Wollongong, Australia is an urban site at the intersection of anthropogenic, biomass burning, biogenic and marine sources of atmospheric trace gases
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Year: 2016
In this study we analyzed dust events records of surface meteorological stations on Tibetan Plateau (TP) during 1961–2010 and provided the spatial and temporal distribution of dust events
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Year: 2015
Particulate matter (PM) mass concentrations, seasonal cycles, source sector, and source region contributions in Central Asia (CA) are analyzed for the period April 2008-July 2009 using the Sulfur Transport and dEposition Model (STEM) chemical transport model and modeled meteorology from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model
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Year: 2015
Grasslands in the upper Indus basin provide a resource base for nomadic livestock grazing which is one of the major traditional livelihood practices in the area
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Year: 2015
This study is based on both the recent and the predicted twenty first century climatic and hydrological changes over the mountainous Upper Indus Basin (UIB), which are influenced by snow and glacier melting
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Year: 2015
Largely depending on meltwater from the Hindukush–Karakoram–Himalaya, withdrawals from the upper Indus basin (UIB) contribute to half of the surface water availability in Pakistan, indispensable for agricultural production systems, industrial and domestic use and hydropower generation
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Year: 2015
Midhill village life in Nepal, as elsewhere in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, is a daily struggle to cope with the problems posed by steep slopes and a demanding climate
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Year: 2014
Largely depending on meltwater from the Hindukush–Karakoram–Himalaya, withdrawals from the upper Indus basin (UIB) contribute to half of the surface water availability in Pakistan, indispensable for agricultural production systems, industrial and domestic use and hydropower generation
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Year: 2014
General Circulation Models (GCMs) successfully simulate future climate variability and climate change on a global scale; however, poor spatial resolution constrains their application for impact studies at a regional or a local level
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Year: 2014
Our understanding of the global aerosol change is rather limited, although it is well known that aerosol forcing could affect the global radiative budget, hydrological processes, carbon, nitrogen and sulfur cycles, as well as climate change
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Year: 2014
Water is most essential natural resource for life but in absence of rain fall drought occurs whereas excess rain fall causes floods and soil erosion
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Year: 2014
Droughts occur both in developed and developing countries with significant impacts and are exacerbating in frequency, severity and duration
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Year: 2014
Atmospheric black carbon deposition is important to the Globe Carbon Cycle
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Year: 2014
Currently, there is a major concern about the future of nutrient loads discharged into the Baltic Sea from Polish rivers because they are main contributors to its eutrophication
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Year: 2014
Continuous measurements of atmospheric aerosols were made in Nanjing, a megacity in China, from 18 January to 18 April, 2011 (Phase 1) and from 22 April 2011 to 21 April 2012 (Phase 2)
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Year: 2014
Principles of optimality provide an interesting alternative to modeling hydrological processes in detail on small scales and have received growing interest in the last years
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Year: 2014
We applied a climate-chemistry global model to evaluate the impact of black carbon (BC) deposition on the Himalayan snow cover from 1998 to 2008
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Year: 2014
We have identified the likeliest cause of the Seti River disaster of May 5, 2012, in which a flash flood killed or left missing 72 people
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Year: 2014
Cloud burst is a natural phenomenon in the Himalaya which started occurring frequently in recent years
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Year: 2014
This study assesses the applicability of remote sensing data for retrieval of key drought indicators including the degree of moisture deficiency, drought duration and areal extent of drought within different land cover types across the landscape
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Year: 2014
A survey was conducted to explore people’s indigenous knowledge in assessing the management and farming tactics of agro-biodiversity as adaptation strategies to climate change impacts on farms in the Pokhare Khola watershed in the Middle-Hills of Nepal
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Year: 2014
Population growth and the resultant land use intensi cations have been identi ed as major drivers of environmental changes in densely populated Middle Himalayan Ranges
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Year: 2014
The Himalaya mountains along the southern edge of the Tibetan Plateau act as a natural barrier for the transport of atmospheric aerosols from the polluted regions of South Asia to the main body of the Tibetan Plateau
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Year: 2014
Summary Reliable quantitative estimates of contributions melt water of different genetic sources make to river flows in Himalayan river basins are largely unknown
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Year: 2014
Glacier and snow covered area play an important role in the hydrology of glacierized basin
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Year: 2013
Air temperature and snow cover variability are sensitive indicators of climate change
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Year: 2013
Snowmelt-dominated streamflow of the Western Himalayan rivers is an important water resource during the dry pre-monsoon spring months to meet the irrigation and hydropower needs in northern India
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Year: 2013
In this study, a parameterization methodology based on Advanced Very High-Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and in situ data is proposed and tested for deriving the regional surface heating field, sensible heat flux, and latent heat flux over a heterogeneous landscape
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Year: 2013
River flow is a reflection of the input of moisture and its transformation in storage and transmission over the catchment
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Year: 2013
Microbes remain active and play an important role in soil nitrogen (N) cycle during the winter in soil of the alpine zone
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Year: 2012
Mountain springs emanating naturally from unconfined aquifers are the primary source of water for rural households in the Himalayan region
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Year: 2012
The Kashmir markhor, Capra falconeri cashmiriensis, is classified as endangered throughout its range because of habitat loss, unsustainable hunting and competition with domestic livestock
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Year: 2012
After more than one hundred years of statistical forecasting and fifty years of climate model development, this paper shows that the skill of predicting Indian monsoon rainfall with coupled atmosphere-ocean models initialized in May is statistically significant, and much higher than can be predicted empirically from May sea surface temperatures (SSTs)
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Year: 2011
The changes in seasonal snow covered area in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region have been examined using Moderate – resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) 8-day standard snow products
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Year: 2011
All major rivers in Bhutan depend on snowmelt for discharge
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Year: 2011
An ensemble of regional climate model (RCM) runs from the EU HighNoon project are used to project future air temperatures and precipitation on a 25 km grid for the Ganges basin in northern India, with a view to assessing impact of climate change on water resources and determining what multi-sector adaptation measures and policies might be adopted at different spatial scales
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Year: 2011
Amidst growing concerns over the melting of the Himalayas’ snow and glaciers, we strive to answer some of the questions related to snow cover changes in the Himalayan region covering Nepal and its vicinity using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) snow cover products from 2000 to 2008 as well as in-situ temperature data from two high altitude stations and net radiation and wind speed data from one station
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Year: 2011
An ensemble of regional climate model (RCM) runs from the EU HighNoon project are used to project future air temperatures and precipitation on a 25 km grid for the Ganges basin in northern India, with a view to assessing impact of climate change on water resources and determining what multi-sector adaptation measures and policies might be adopted at different spatial scales
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Year: 2011
Forests form the critical source water areas for downstream drinking water supplies in many parts of the world, including the Rocky Mountain regions of North America
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Year: 2010
Empirical and numerical studies aiming at predicting inter-annual monsoon variability have thus far shown limited predictive capability
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Year: 2010
Climate change has caused advances in spring phases of many plant species
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Year: 2010
A literature review of the impacts of anticipated climate change on unconfined aquifers is presented, along with a conceptual framework for evaluating the complex responses of surface and subsurface hydrology to climate variables in cold regions
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Year: 2010
Empirical and numerical studies aiming at predicting inter-annual monsoon variability have thus far shown limited predictive capability
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Year: 2010
Climate change has caused advances in spring phases of many plant species
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Year: 2010
The Vittel water company, owned by Nestle, provides incentives to farmers in France to change their farming practices from intensive to extensive farming in order to reduce nitrate contamination of water sources
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Year: 2010
Numerical experiments with the NASA finite-volume general circulation model show that heating of the atmosphere by dust and black carbon can lead to widespread enhanced warming over the Tibetan Plateau (TP) and accelerated snow melt in the western TP and Himalayas
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Year: 2010
A strong climatic warming is currently observed in the Caucasus mountains, which has profound impact on runoff generation in the glaciated Glavny (Main) Range and on water availability in the whole region
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Year: 2010
Summary The European Alps are one region of the world where climate-driven changes are already perceptible, as exemplified by the general retreat of mountain glaciers over past decades
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Year: 2009
The majority of California’s freshwater comes from the Sierra Nevada, falling in winter as a thick blanket of snow that slowly melts in spring, delivering enormous quantities of fresh, clean water to fill the state’s rivers and reservoirs in support of its cities, industry and agriculture
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Year: 2009
The Himalaya – Changing Landscapes photograph exhibition resumed its European tour this spring
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Year: 2009
Surface fluxes are important boundary conditions for climatological modeling and Asian monsoon system
Year: 2009
The European Alps rely on winter precipitation for various needs in terms of hydropower and other water uses
Year: 2009
About 70% of the population living in mountainous regions of Uttarakhand State mostly depend on agriculture for their livelihood, but various climatic, geographical and socio-economic constraints have led to a dismal low agricultural productivity in the region
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Year: 2009
Mountain snowpack and spring runoff are key components of surface water resources, and serve as important, regionally integrated indicators of climate variability and change
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Year: 2009
In arid regions, mountains fulfill important ecological and economic functions for the surrounding lowlands
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Year: 2009
Scientists call it the third pole — but when it comes to clear and present threats from climate change, it may rank first
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Year: 2009
Black carbon concentrations in the snow collected from some selected glaciers in west China during 2004-2006 were measured
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Year: 2008
With a view to attracting more mountaineers to the country and to rendering mountaineering open for all seasons, the government has brought some changes in the current royalty structure for mountaineering to be effective from July 16
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Year: 2008
Last spring (2007) a ?Mountain T-shirt Solidary Project? was launched as a way of sharing the common purpose of caring for the mountains over Spain and Portugal
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Year: 2008

Dawa Steven Sherpa, Managing Director of Asian Trekking (P) Ltd made his first ascent of Mt
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Year: 2008
This lambing shed design has been conceived in ChangThang, a cold desert area in the high altitude plateaux contiguous to Tibet (above 4500m)
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Year: 2008
The Kugha watershed covers an area of about 90 hectares on the Kugha Hill
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Year: 2008
From the aspect of the flora and fauna, including the existence of the human, the role of the water has very significant importance
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Year: 2008
The authors report records of 25 species of resident breeding birds in St Katherine Protectorate, south Sinai, Egypt in 2006, 2007 and spring 2008
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Year: 2008
Clean water supplies, like all natural resources, are becoming scarce all over the world, but especially in developing countries where special interest groups (such as city governments, commercial farmers, other villages downstream, etc
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Year: 2007
We investigated the expansion of NO3 −-contaminated groundwater in the Sichuan Basin, China
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Year: 2007
The arid lowlands of Central Asia are highly dependent on the water supplied by the Tien Shan mountains
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Year: 2007
The Kugha Watershed covers an area of about 90 ha of the Kugha hill
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Year: 2007
Climate scientists agree that the world’s climate is changing
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Year: 2007
The status and dynamics of glaciers are crucial for agriculture in semiarid parts of Central Asia, since river flow is characterized by major runoff in spring and summer, supplied by glacier- and snowmelt
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Year: 2007
Repeat photography is a powerful tool for detection of landscape change over decadal timescales
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Year: 2007
When the Spaniards conquered the Inca Empire Tahuantinsuyo in 1531, the Andean social and cultural organization was established by the ?Ayllu
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Year: 2007
Tough laws won’t save poor nation’s ecosystems until the impacts of developments are taken seriously
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Year: 2007
In the semi-arid ecosystems of Asia, where pastoralism is a main subsistence occupation, grazing competition from domestic stock is believed to displace the wild ungulates
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Year: 2006
Temperature data for seven instrumental records in the Karakoram and Hindu Kush Mountains of the Upper Indus Basin (UIB) have been analyzed for seasonal and annual trends over the period 1961–2000 and compared with neighboring mountain regions and the Indian subcontinent
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Year: 2006
New Yorker staff writer Kolbert (The Prophet of Love, 2004) reports from the frontlines of global warming
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Year: 2006
Identifying critical habitat for species at risk is one of the essential action items for recovery and action planning
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Year: 2006
In September-October 2006 a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the AHI Benchmarksite in Lushoto, the Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) – Selian in Arusha, the Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) – Mlingano, Tanga, the Association for Land use Environmental care Research and Technology Transfer (ALERT) in Tanga, the Tanzania Forest Research Institute (TAFORI) in Lushoto and the extension personnel from the District Council of Lushoto conducted a focused participatory resource diagnosis (PD) study in the villages of Mbelei, Kwekitui, Kwadoe, Kwehangala, Dule and Kwalei in Lushoto district
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Year: 2006
A map indicating zones related to groundwater on the mountainous terrain of the island of Naxos, Greece, was produced, using statistics, remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) techniques
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Year: 2006
For the past decade, our U
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Year: 2006
A nonlinear back propagation network (BPN) has been trained with high-resolution multiproxy reconstructions of temperature and precipitation (input data) and glacier length variations of the Alpine Lower Grindelwald Glacier, Switzerland (output data)
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Year: 2006
Time series (1961-2000) of Penman-Monteith potential evapotranspiration estimates for 101 stations on the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding areas are analysed in this paper
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Year: 2006
The forests of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs) in the south-eastern part of Bangladesh account for about 30% of the nation’s total forest area and represent the country’s most valuable watersheds
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Year: 2006
Is it really true that deforestation and land use practices of the Himalayan farmers are to blame for the recurring and devastating monsoon floods in the plains of the Ganga and Brahmaputra? The validity of this paradigm has been increasingly questioned
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Year: 2005
All currently available climate models predict a near-surface warming trend under the influence of rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
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Year: 2005
Access to water and sanitation is one of the major challenges for the 21st century
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