Himalayan Glaciers

Hydrology and Hydrochemistry

Author: Syed Iqbal Hasnain

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788170239222

Category: Glaciers

Page: 234

View: 9445


Himalayan Glaciers

Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Board on Atmospheric Studies and Climate,Committee on Himalayan Glaciers, Hydrology, Climate Change, and Implications for Water Security

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309261015

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 3651

Scientific evidence shows that most glaciers in South Asia's Hindu Kush Himalayan region are retreating, but the consequences for the region's water supply are unclear, this report finds. The Hindu Kush Himalayan region is the location of several of Asia's great river systems, which provide water for drinking, irrigation, and other uses for about 1.5 billion people. Recent studies show that at lower elevations, glacial retreat is unlikely to cause significant changes in water availability over the next several decades, but other factors, including groundwater depletion and increasing human water use, could have a greater impact. Higher elevation areas could experience altered water flow in some river basins if current rates of glacial retreat continue, but shifts in the location, intensity, and variability of rain and snow due to climate change will likely have a greater impact on regional water supplies. Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security makes recommendations and sets guidelines for the future of climate change and water security in the Himalayan Region. This report emphasizes that social changes, such as changing patterns of water use and water management decisions, are likely to have at least as much of an impact on water demand as environmental factors do on water supply. Water scarcity will likely affect the rural and urban poor most severely, as these groups have the least capacity to move to new locations as needed. It is predicted that the region will become increasingly urbanized as cities expand to absorb migrants in search of economic opportunities. As living standards and populations rise, water use will likely increase-for example, as more people have diets rich in meat, more water will be needed for agricultural use. The effects of future climate change could further exacerbate water stress. Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security explains that changes in the availability of water resources could play an increasing role in political tensions, especially if existing water management institutions do not better account for the social, economic, and ecological complexities of the region. To effectively respond to the effects of climate change, water management systems will need to take into account the social, economic, and ecological complexities of the region. This means it will be important to expand research and monitoring programs to gather more detailed, consistent, and accurate data on demographics, water supply, demand, and scarcity.

Himalayan Snow and Glaciers

Associated Environmental Problems, Progress, and Prospects

Author: Jagdish Bahadur

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180690914

Category: Glaciology

Page: 164

View: 5693

Provides An Overview Of Himalayan Snow, Glaciers, Ice Ages, Glaciation, History Of Efforts For The Study Of Himalayan Glaciers. Information Relating To Extent Of Snow, Glacier Fields, Their Characteristics, Influence On The Climate, Perenimal Rivers, Soil Erosion And Sedment Transport, Environmetnal Problems, Modern Technologies Such A Remote Sensing Etc.

Himalayan Glaciers

A State-of-art Review of Glacial Studies, Glacial Retreat and Climate Change

Author: V. K. Raina

Publisher: N.A


Category: Glaciers

Page: 56

View: 5870


International Conflict over Water Resources in Himalayan Asia

Author: R. Wirsing,C. Jasparro,D. Stoll

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137292199

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 7267

The authors explore the fresh water crisis of Himalayan Asia. While the region hosts some of the world's mightiest rivers, it is also home to rapidly modernizing, increasingly affluent, and demographically multiplying societies, ensuring the rapid depletion of water resources and of disputes over ownership of transboundary waters.

Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Resources of Northwestern Himalaya

Author: Rajesh Joshi,Kireet Kumar,Lok Man S Palni

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319137433

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 6225

This book is about the Himalayan ranges as a source of fresh water supply and a perennial store house of ice, snow and permafrost as well as a vast repository of rich biodiversity, in the light of climate change. Special attention is given to the dynamics of snow and glaciers in the northwestern Himalayas, assessment of climate change patterns, and the consequences of changes and flow regime in order to understand the behaviour of climate change in the northwestern Himalayas. The outcome of melting glaciers are pro-glacial lakes. Their increasing size and potential danger of outbursts requires systematic study, particularly where there is the risk of impact on life and property. Furthermore, the changing trend of the hydrological cycle on a regional or local scale is another area of research which calls for the attention of geoscientists. To date there is a scarcity of reliable data meaning that a concerted effort is still required by all parties.

Geomorphological Studies of the Himalayan Glaciers in Brief

Geomorphological Facts

Author: Pradeepika Kaushik

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783659482137


Page: 60

View: 604

During the past decades rapid physical and chemical changes have taken place in glaciers of the Himalayan region. Hence, scope of studies of different geomorphological glacier features and landforms ie. erosional and depositional have been erased. The geomorphology of Himalayan glacier is changed due to different physical agent such as temperature, pressure, climatic factor etc. The present project deals with the "GEOMORPHOLOGICAL STUDIES OF HIMALAYAN GLACIERS." Work addresses the different climatic and physical factors which have been involved for the formation of different geomorphogical features of glaciers and its formations. Present study would be helpful to deciphering the importance of glaciers and its behaviour in respect of environmental and climate impact within the global context. Although detailed geomorphological studies of the Himalayan glaciers have not been studied due to short duration of time, but I hope that this project work is short summary to understand the basic geomorphological features of the Himalayan glacier region.

Debris-covered Glaciers

Proceedings of an International Workshop Held at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA, 13-15 September 2000

Author: A. Fountain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901502312

Category: Glaciers

Page: 288

View: 6356


A Textbook of Agricultural Extension Management

Author: K.R. Gupta

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126908813

Category: Agricultural education

Page: 171

View: 2834

Global Warming Is One Of The Most Serious Threats That The Planet Earth And Its Inhabitants May Ever Face. The Earth S Climate Has Changed Throughout The Earth S History From Glacial Periods When Ice Covered Significant Portions Of The Earth To Interglacial Periods When Ice Either Retreated To Poles Or Melted Entirely. Since The Advent Of Industrial Revolution , Man-Made Activities Have Added Significant Quantities Of Greenhouse Gases To The Atmosphere. Burning Of Fossil Fuels On A Massive Scale Is Releasing Huge Amount Of Carbon Dioxide Which Is One Of The Major Gases Causing Global Warming; Other Gases Include Methane, Nitrous Oxide, Hydrofluorocarbons And Sulphur Hexafluoride.The Un S Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change Emphasizes That The Warming Of The Climate System Is Unequivocal And That It Is Happening Because Of Unsustainable Human Activities. The Report Also States That Average Temperature Of Earth Will Rise Around 3°C In This Century If Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue To Rise At Current Pace. This Will Have Adverse Impacts On Agricultural Production, Food Security And Availability Of Fresh Water. The Climate Changes Anticipated Due To Global Warming Will Lead To Intensification Of Tropical Cyclones, Irregular Rainfall Patterns And Frequent Droughts And Floods.The Book Examines In Detail A Variety Of Topics Ranging From The History Of Global Warming To The Current Global Trends. It Focuses On The Controversy Regarding The Main Causes Of Global Warming, The Role Of Un On Climate Change, And Specific Problems Of India In This Regard. It Also Studies Its Overall Projected Impacts, Sectorwise Impacts On Different Regions, The Importance Of The Himalayan Glacial System And The Effect Of Present Climatic Conditions On Himalayan Glaciers, Vast Coastal Areas And Numerous Islands. The Latest Initiatives And Measures Taken To Reverse The Dangerous Process Of Global Warming Form An Integral Part Of The Book.The Book Will Be Highly Useful To The Government Executives, Policymakers And Ngos Concerned With Global Warming Problems. It Will Also Be Useful To The Students, Teachers And Researchers In The Field Of Environment. Common Readers Will Also Find It Interesting And Informative.

Environmental and Climate Change in South and Southeast Asia

How are Local Cultures Coping?

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004273220

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 8083

Environmental and Climate Change in South and Southeast Asia offers a cultural studies' perspective on how local cultures cope with climate changes and environmental crises. The focus is on Hindu India, Islamic Indonesia, Buddhist Thailand, and Himalayan glaciers.

Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol

Author: Gerald Kutney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317914651

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 3204

Carbon Politics and the Failure of Kyoto charts the framework and political evolution of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations and examines the ensuing failure of the international community to adequately address climate change. The focus is not on the science or consequences of climate change but on the political gamesmanship of the major players throughout the UNFCCC negotiation process. More than an updated history of the subject matter, this book provides a detailed study of the carbon targets which became the biggest influencing factor on the reaction of nations to Kyoto’s binding agreements. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the leading nations’ motives, including the US, China and Germany, in entering the negotiations, in particular, their economic interests. Despite the effort to combat climate change in politics that the negotiations represent, the book concludes that an agreement which requires almost 200 very different nations to agree on a single protocol is doomed to failure. The book offers a novel contribution to our understanding of this failure and suggests alternative frameworks and policies to tackle what is arguably the most complex political issue of our time.

Discovering Himalaya : Tourism Of Himalayan Region (2 Vols.)

Author: K.S. Gulia

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 9788182054103


Page: 730

View: 7196

Volume 1 : Ecotourism And Travelogues : The First Volume Of This Book Introduces The Reader To Mountaineering In The Snow-Capped Peaks Like Everest, Nanda Deve, Kanchenjunga, Nanga Parbat, Etc. Indeed, It Is A Thrilling Subject. Tourist Places In Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir And Uttarakhand Include Mainly The Buddhist And Hindu Religious Shrines, Besides The Other Places. Volume 2 : Glaciers And Watershed : The Second Volume Of This Book Deals With The Inclement Weather And Other Climatic Conditions Of The Mountainous Regions, Including Snowfall, Rainfall, Glaciers, Eco-System, And River Systems Of Nepal, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh And Assam, Etc.

Himalayas Melting and Peninsular India Wilting

Author: D. Raveendranathan

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1947202448

Category: Nature

Page: 204

View: 8893

The great Himalayas are a range containing snow-capped peaks; however, these are melting at a rapid rate due to global warming and climate change. So far, this has already resulted in floods, landslides and other natural disasters.