Himalayan Weather and Climate and their Impact on the Environment

  • A.P. Dimri
  • B. Bookhagen
  • M. Stoffel
  • T. Yasunari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Weather and Climate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sandipan Mukherjee, Vaibhav Gosavi, Ranjan Joshi, Kireet Kumar
      Pages 19-31
    3. Imtiaz Rangwala, Elisa Palazzi, James R. Miller
      Pages 51-71
    4. Leila M. V. Carvalho, Jesse Norris, Forest Cannon, Charles Jones
      Pages 109-117
    5. Taylor Smith, Bodo Bookhagen
      Pages 119-139
    6. A. P. Dimri, A. Choudhary, D. Kumar
      Pages 141-156
  3. Paleoclimate

  4. Snow, Glaciers and Hydrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. H. S. Negi, A. Ganju, Neha Kanda, H. S. Gusain
      Pages 309-330
    3. L. Parry, S. Harrison, R. Betts, S. Shannon, D. B. Jones, J. Knight
      Pages 331-349
    4. Aparna Shukla, Siddhi Garg, Vinit Kumar, Manish Mehta, Uma Kant Shukla
      Pages 351-377
    5. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, Rakesh Kayastha
      Pages 379-398
    6. Renoj J. Thayyen
      Pages 399-417
    7. Nuzhat Q. Qazi, Sharad K. Jain, Renoj J. Thayyen, Pravin R. Patil, Mritunjay K. Singh
      Pages 419-450
  5. Ecology/Forestry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-451
    2. Surendra P. Singh, Rajesh Thadani, G. C. S. Negi, Ripu Daman Singh, Surabhi Gumber
      Pages 453-472
    3. Ritodhi Chakraborty, Anne-Sophie Daloz, Tristan L’Ecuyer, Andrea Hicks, Stephen Young, Yanghui Kang et al.
      Pages 493-524
    4. Nakul Chettri, Arun Bhakta Shrestha, Eklabya Sharma
      Pages 525-552
    5. Christian Huggel, Simon Allen, Susanne Wymann von Dach, A. P. Dimri, Suraj Mal, Andreas Linbauer et al.
      Pages 553-573
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 575-577

About this book


This book proposes a unique and comprehensive integrated synthesis of the current understanding of the science of Himalayan dynamics and its manifestations on physical systems and ecosystems at different spatial and temporal scales. In particular, this work covers relevant aspects of weather and climate, paleoclimate, snow, glacier and hydrology, ecology/forestry among other topics associated with the Himalayas. It highlights the role of the Himalayas in defining local to regional to global scale impact on weather and climate. It includes Himalayan impact on defining physical basis of changing glacier systems, permafrost melting/thawing, climate variability, and hydrological balances. As a result, this volume represents an important synthesized overview both for environmental and earth science researchers, and for policy makers and stakeholders interested in the physical and dynamical processes associated with the Himalayan massif.


Himalayas and environment Glaciers and Himalayas Monsoon and Himalayas Water and Himalayas Ecology and Himalaya weather and climate and Himalaya paleoclimate and Himalayas forestry and Himalaya snow and Himalaya

Editors and affiliations

  • A.P. Dimri
    • 1
  • B. Bookhagen
    • 2
  • M. Stoffel
    • 3
  • T. Yasunari
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Institute of GeosciencesUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Environmental SciencesUniversity of GenevaCarougeSwitzerland
  4. 4.Research Institute for Humanity & NatureKyotoJapan

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