A flood that thundered through eastern Nepal in July 2016 left a telltale seismic signature and caused more erosion than local monsoon rains, new research shows.
Bhutan Earthquake Opens Doors to Geophysical Studies
A multinational research team discovered an underestimated earthquake hazard during their 7-year exploration of the unique geodynamics of the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan.
A Novel Way to Map Debris Thickness on Himalayan Glaciers
By combining changes in elevation with other data, scientists have developed a method for estimating the thickness of debris covering glaciers on whose water more than 800 million people depend.
Satellite Data Archives Reveal Unrecorded Himalayan Floods
Almost 30 years’ worth of Landsat observations created a comprehensive inventory of catastrophic floods caused by glacial lakes bursting through their rock dams.
A Better Way to Predict the Indian Monsoon
A new study finds that including Himalayan topography and land-atmosphere interactions improves climate models.
Hot Water, Cold Ice
Despite careful planning, there can be many uncertainties and unknowns about doing field research in remote locations.
Unraveling the History of the India-Asia Collision
A study of deformed and metamorphosed rocks exposed in Tibet’s Lopu Range suggests that episodes of crustal shortening and extension during the evolution of the Himalaya are related to subduction processes.
Competing Models of Mountain Formation Reconciled
The author of a prize-winning paper published in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems describes new insights into crustal mechanics and the formation of the Himalaya.
Himalayan Climate Change Affects Regional, Global Environments
6th Third Pole Environment (TPE) Workshop; Columbus, Ohio, 16–18 May 2016
Forecasting India's Water Future
The NORINDIA project sheds light on how climate change could affect monsoons, droughts, and glaciers in northern India.