Cryosphere and Hydrology, Environment

Predictions of future hydrological conditions and contribution of snow and ice melt in total discharge of Shigar River Basin in Central Karakoram, Pakistan

Javed Hassan1,2*, Rijan Bhakta Kayastha1, Ahuti Shrestha1, Iram Bano1, Sayed Hammad Ali1 Haleem Zaman Magsi2 1Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Science, Kathmandu University, Nepal 2Department of Earth Sciences Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan *Corresponding author: (azadarehussain5@gmail.com), Department of Earth Sciences Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan Received: April 8, 2017    Accepted: September 21, 2017 Abstract The…

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Cryosphere and Hydrology, Environment

Yala Glacier in its dying breath

“Evolution is the law of nature, everything has to be evolved and those that can’t adopt changes in time will be destroyed”, it’s the promise of nature. Geologically, the Earth’s climate has been changed several times. Land on which we rest is not simple and original, but it is a composition and had been evolved by the operation of second causes. As we are all…

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Cryosphere and Hydrology, Environment

Effect of antropogenic activities on Glacier in Central Karakoram

 A case study from Bagrot Valley   Hinarche glacier in upper Indus catchment is one the giant mass of flowing ice among all others. It has been reported in several other glacio-hydrological studies and is considered as a retreating glacier. Variation in climatic conditions of the valley has been convicted for the retreating behavior  of Hinarche glacier so called “Climate change”. Now a days study…

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Cryosphere and Hydrology, Environment

Snow, ice and glaciers of High Karakoram, Pakistan under changing climate

About all the south Asian countries have agriculture oriented economy. Water for irrigation, power production and for domestic use of mountain regions depends directly or indirectly on the stored water in the form of snow and ice on high mountains of Himalaya Karakoram and Hindu Kush (HKKH), so these ice masses are very important for downstream population. The economy of (HKKH) region mainly depends on…

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Cryosphere and Hydrology

KIU is going to explore more about the “Frozen Land of Khunjerab National Park Pakistan”

Permafrost is term used for the frozen part of the earth’s crust that remains below zero degree Celsius through-out the two consecutive years. As the ice masses in the Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush (HKKH) mountains are very important for the mountainous population of the entire region. Permafrost is considered to be descend down to a limited area of the mountainous region in preliminary studies…

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