52. Himalayan glaciers response to climate change
Dr Tristram Irvine-Fynn, Prof Neil Glasser

Khumbu glacier

In the high rugged Himalaya, there are high concerns about changing glaciers, and associated features such as moraine-dammed and ice-dammed lakes and debris cover, particularly with regards to potential lake outburst floods, which can have disastrous consequences downstream.

Remote sensing tools are needed to monitor these features in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The project aims to strengthen the capacity of local institutions in Nepal and India to monitor glaciers.

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Further Information

Dr Tristram Irvine-Fynn

Prof Neil Glasser

Academic Department

Department of Geography & Earth Sciences