HIMALA: Climate Impacts on Glaciers, Snow, and Hydrology in the Himalayan Region

@inproceedings{Brown2010HIMALACI,
  title={HIMALA: Climate Impacts on Glaciers, Snow, and Hydrology in the Himalayan Region},
  author={Molly E. Brown and Hua Ouyang and Shahid Habib and Basanta Shrestha and Mandira Singh Shrestha and Prajjwal Panday and Maria Tzortziou and Fritz Policelli and Guleid A. Artan and Amarnath Giriraj and Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya and Adina E. Racoviteanu},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract Glaciers 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… Expand
Using The Utah Energy Balance Snow Melt Model To Quantify Snow And Glacier Melt In The Himalayan Region
Quantification of the melting of glaciers in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is important for decision making in water sensitive sectors, and for water resources management and floodExpand
ESTIMATING CONTRIBUTION OF WATER FLOW COMPONENTS TO KAMENG RIVER BASIN USING HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING
  • S. Arora, A. V. Kulkarni, P. Ghosh, S. Satheesh
  • Environmental Science
  • The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
  • 2021
Abstract. The Himalayas, also known as third pole of the Earth feed some of the major rivers of the world viz. Ganga, Indus, Brahmaputra etc. The accurate assessment of water resources in easternExpand
Meteorological Applications Benefiting from an Improved Understanding of Atmospheric Exchange Processes over Mountains
This paper reviews the benefits of a better understanding of atmospheric exchange processes over mountains. These processes affect weather and climate variables that are important in meteorologicalExpand
Modeling response of glacier discharge to future climate change, Gacier No.1, Ürümqi
Glaciers are known to be prone to climate change. The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, has approximately 20,000 glaciers, which accounts for half number of glaciers in China. One of importExpand
Cold-adapted yeasts from Patagonia Argentina
TLDR
A significant ecological role of these organisms as organic matter decomposers and nutrient cyclers is suggested and it is revealed that some of these yeasts could be used for further metabolic, ecological and biotechnological studies. Expand
Human-free earth: the nearest future, or a fantasy? A lesson from artists
  • M. Apollo
  • History
  • International Journal of Environmental Studies
  • 2019
ABSTRACT We, the people of planet Earth are heading for extinction. What is more, we deny reality by denying facts. First, we just need to see them and admit their existence. Without doing that, ourExpand
Improving the Physical Processes and Model Integration Functionality of an Energy Balance Model for Snow and Glacier Melt
...................................................................................................................... iii PUBLIC ABSTRACTExpand
A Computational Design Analysis of UAV’s Rotor Blade in Low-Temperature Conditions for the Defence Applications
This paper discusses about the critical situations faced by the Defence operations with drones in the area of Siachen Glacier in the Himalayas. The reasons for the structural failures in drone’sExpand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 10 REFERENCES
Glacial retreat in Himalaya using Indian remote sensing satellite data
  • A. Kulkarni
  • Geology, Engineering
  • SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing
  • 2006
Himalayas possess one of the largest resources of snow and ice, which act as a huge freshwater reservoir. Monitoring the glaciers is important to assess the overall reservoir health. In thisExpand
Climate Change Will Affect the Asian Water Towers
TLDR
It is shown that meltwater is extremely important in the Indus basin and important for the Brahmaputra basin, but plays only a modest role for the Ganges, Yangtze, and Yellow rivers, indicating a huge difference in the extent to which climate change is predicted to affect water availability and food security. Expand
Glacier estimate is on thin ice
TLDR
A claim that all of the ice in the Himalayas could be gone by 2035 — enshrined in the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — has come under fire from, among others, a coordinating lead author of the IPCC chapter that uses the questionable figure. Expand
Using satellite-based rainfall estimates for streamflow modelling: Bagmati Basin
In this study, we have described a hydrologic modelling system that uses satellitebased rainfall estimates and weather forecast data for the Bagmati River Basin of Nepal. The hydrologic modelExpand
A Spatially Distributed Energy Balance Snowmelt Model
This paper describes an energy balance snowmelt model developed for the prediction of rapid snowmelt rates responsible for soil erosion and water input to a distributed water balance model. The modelExpand
The Role of the Hindu Kush–Himalayan (HKH) Mountain System in the Context of a Changing Climate: A Panel Discussion
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) organized a panel discussion on ‘‘The Role of the Hindu Kush–Himalayan (HKH) Mountain System in the Context of a ChangingExpand
Users Manual for the Geospatial Stream Flow Model (GeoSFM)
...............................................................................................................................................................................
Using satellite-based rainfall estimates
  • 2008
Using satellite-based rainfall estimates FIGURE 2 Generalized process diagram for the HIMALA project
  • 2008