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dc.contributor.authorBolch, Tobias
dc.contributor.authorShea, Joseph M.
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Shiyin
dc.contributor.authorAzam, Farooq M.
dc.contributor.authorGao, Yang
dc.contributor.authorGruber, Stephan
dc.contributor.authorImmerzeel, Walter W.
dc.contributor.authorKulkarni, Anil
dc.contributor.authorLi, Huilin
dc.contributor.authorTahir, Adnan A.
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Guoqing
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yinsheng
dc.contributor.editorWester, Philippus
dc.contributor.editorMishra, Arabinda
dc.contributor.editorMukherji, Aditi
dc.contributor.editorShrestha, Arun Bhakta
dc.identifier.citationBolch , T , Shea , J M , Liu , S , Azam , F M , Gao , Y , Gruber , S , Immerzeel , W W , Kulkarni , A , Li , H , Tahir , A A , Zhang , G & Zhang , Y 2019 , Status and change of the cryosphere in the extended Hindu Kush Himalaya region . in P Wester , A Mishra , A Mukherji & A B Shrestha (eds) , The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment : Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People . Springer , pp. 209-255 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 258134235
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 65194c69-277a-4ed4-b202-91bc1af4282c
dc.identifier.othercrossref: 10.1007/978-3-319-92288-1_7
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8201-5059/work/55379136
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85151173442
dc.description.abstractThe cryosphere is defined by the presence of frozen water in its many forms: glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, snow, permafrost, and river and lake ice. In the extended Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, including the Pamirs, Tien Shan and Alatua, the cryosphere is a key freshwater resource, playing a vital and significant role in local and regional hydrology and ecology. Industry, agriculture, and hydroelectric power generation rely on timely and sufficient delivery of water in major river systems; changes in the cryospheric system may thus pose challenges for disaster risk reduction in the extended HKH region.
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dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.titleStatus and change of the cryosphere in the extended Hindu Kush Himalaya regionen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Bell-Edwards Geographic Data Instituteen

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