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Glacier status in Nepal and decadal change from 1980 to 2010 based on landsat data


Research Report 2014/2:

This report provides information on the change in glacial extent over the past decade and quantitative data to support discussion of climate change impacts in the Nepal Himalayas. It presents a comprehensive account of the status of glaciers of Nepal in approximately 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 based on a semi-automatic standardized analysis of satellite images with post-processing database management in ArcGIS.

Clean-ice and debris-covered glaciers were used to support studies of water resources assessment and climate change impact as mountain areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change, and the Nepal Himalayas are no exception.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Environment, GIS & Mapping, Water
  • Hazards:Heat Wave
  • Countries/Regions:Nepal

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/37586

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