Breaches in glacial lake dams threaten millions around the world, and scientists are investigating how climate change might affect that risk.
Artificial Lake-Level Lowering Alleviates Floods in the Himalayas
A new model combining future permafrost degradation and related avalanches demonstrates that artificial lake-lowering could significantly reduce the risk of glacial lake outburst floods.
The Limits to Tree Planting in the Indian Himalayas
The Indian government has an ambitious forestry goal. New research shows it may be out of sync with environmental and social constraints.
Source of Precipitation Moisture Feeding Himalayan Rivers
Isotope study showing the partitioning of moisture into snow, ice, and groundwater allows an understanding of the relative contribution to river flow to show where Himalayan river water comes from.
Glacier Advance and Retreat: Insights From the Top of the World
New dating of glacial features reveals predictable glacier behavior in response to climate warming and cooling in the Everest region in the past 8,000 years.
Probing the Sedimentology of a Continental Megathrust
Detailed analysis of sediments covering the Main Frontal Thrust in Nepal show how climate-driven baselevel changes affect sedimentation and should be considered when inferring thrust activity.
Uncovering the Formation of the Western Nepal Embayment
Using thermokinematics, researchers have found that crustal accretion along the megathrust at mid-lower crustal depths shapes plateau growth and regional drainage development.
Los Himalayas atraviesan por una “excepcional” pérdida de masa glaciar
Los Himalayas han perdido 40% de su masa glaciar desde la Pequeña Edad de Hielo. El Este de Nepal y Bután han sufrido pérdidas de forma más acelerada.
Himalayas Are Experiencing an “Exceptional” Loss of Glacial Mass
The Himalayas have lost 40% of their glacial mass since the Little Ice Age. East Nepal and Bhutan have experienced the most rapid losses.