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Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Resources of Northwestern Himalaya

  • Rajesh Joshi
  • Kireet Kumar
  • Lok Man S Palni

Part of the Society of Earth Scientists Series book series (SESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rajesh Joshi, Kireet Kumar, Lok Man S. Palni
    Pages 1-6
  3. Dynamics of Snow and Glaciers in North-West Himalaya

  4. Assessment of Climate Change Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Mahendra R. Bhutiyani
      Pages 85-96
    3. Ashish Anthwal, Varun Joshi, Suresh C. Joshi, Kireet Kumar
      Pages 115-125
  5. Consequences of Changes and Flow Regime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Kireet Kumar, S. Joshi, V. Adhikari, H. Sharma, T. Pande
      Pages 129-139
    3. Brij M. Sharma, Shresth Tayal, Parthasarathi Chakraborty, Girija K. Bharat
      Pages 181-190
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About these proceedings

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Climate Change Glaciers Hydrology North-Western Himalaya Snow

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajesh Joshi
    • 1
  • Kireet Kumar
    • 2
  • Lok Man S Palni
    • 3
  1. 1.Watershed Processes & ManagementG. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & DevelopmentAlmoraIndia
  2. 2.Watershed Processes & ManagementG. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & DevelopmentAlmoraIndia
  3. 3.Graphic Era UniversityDehradunIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13743-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13742-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13743-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-9204
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-9212
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