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Glaciers of Nepal —Glacier Distribution in the Nepal Himalaya with Comparisons to the Karakoram Range
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Author: Keiji Higuchi, Okitsugu Watanabe, Hiroji Fushimi, Shuhei Takenaka, and Akio Nagoshi
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Published Year: 2010
Theme: Climate science
SubTheme: Climate monitoring
Description This report is a part of the publication Glaciers of Asia (Williams, R.S., Jr., and Ferrigno, J.G., eds., 2010, Glaciers of Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386–F, 349 p.). In this paper, the results of a preliminary application of Landsat images to the analysis of glaciological characteristics in the Nepal Himalaya and the Karakoram Range are presented. The study concludes that Landsat and other high-resolution satellite images are an invaluable tool for glaciological studies in Nepal. The images can be used to determine changes in water supply, to monitor lake size and flood threat potential, to monitor glacier termini positions which may indicate increased glacial melt, and to show other vegetation and land cover changes that may signal climate change.
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