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Glaciers of the Uttarakhand Himalaya

  • Vishwambhar Prasad SatiEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 66)

Abstract

Himalayan glaciers are melting. In this chapter, an inventory of the glaciers of the Uttarakhand Himalaya is prepared and a wide discussion on climate change impact on the Himalayan glaciers was carried out. The Himalaya possesses a number of glaciers, because of high snow volume. It has been observed that during the recent past, the high variability and change in climate has largely impacted the Himalayan glaciers and the trend is that the glaciers are melting and a number of them have already disappeared.

Keywords

Glaciers Geological Survey of India Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology Receding Himalayan glaciers Glacial fed lakes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and Resource Management, School of Earth SciencesMizoram University (A Central University)AizawlIndia

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