Graphics Library >> Himalaya

Tag: Himalaya

Hindu Kush Himalayan region population and area
The population of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region is approximately 210 million. The communities are largely agrarian, relying heavily on local natural resources and subsistence farming on small plots of land. Like many a...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Extreme rainfall events – Salween and Mekong
Extreme rainfall is increasing in the southernmost part of the Mekong basin and southern and southwestern part of the Salween basin, while extremes are decreasing in most parts of the central and southern parts of the Me...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Salween-Mekong basins climate indicators – Rainfall & Temperature
Rainfall: The Salween and Mekong river basins receive an average of 1,226 mm of rainfall per year. Out of the total precipitation, 17% and 69% are received during the pre-monsoon and monsoon season, respectively, whils...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
The Mekong and Salween river basins
Like the Salween and Yangtze rivers, the Mekong river arises in the Three Rivers Source Area high in the Tibetan plateau in Qinghai, China. The Sanjaingyuan National Nature Reserve was established to protect the headwate...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Upper Salween/Mekong basins future climate – Rainfall & Temperature
Rainfall: Rainfall projections in summer show an increasing trend over both upper basins, with an increase of about 5–10% over the southern areas where the normal precipitation is low. In the upper part of these basins...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Contribution of snow and glacier melt to river flow: Selected upper river basins of the HICAP study, average 1998–2007
Precipitation falls as either snow or rain, depending on the temperature, which is closely linked to elevation. Snow can be stored as long-term (perennial) snow or become ice and contribute to the growth of glaciers. Sno...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Future contribution of snow and glacier melt to river flow: Projected total flow and average discharge by 2041–2050, RCP 8.5 dry-warm case
Depending on the stream flow composition (glacial melt, snow melt, rainfall, baseflow), different rivers within each of the basins will respond differently to climate change. Currently, the peak discharges within the upp...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Future contribution of snow and glacier melt to river flow: Projected total flow and average discharge by 2041–2050, RCP 4.5 cold-wet case
Depending on the stream flow composition (glacial melt, snow melt, rainfall, baseflow), different rivers within each of the basins will respond differently to climate change. Currently, the peak discharges within the upp...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
The future of climate and water in the HKH region
Temperatures in the upper Indus, upper Ganges, upper Brahmaputra, upper Salween and upper Mekong basins are projected to increase with considerable certainty between 1–2.2°C up until 2050, compared to the baseline period...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Changes in discharge for selected rivers in the HKH region
Shifts in the seasonality of flows can have major implications for regional food security, especially when the timing of peak flows and growing seasons do not coincide. However, this study suggests that significant seaso...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Two terrible earthquakes strike Nepal
The topography, terrain, physical features and changing climate of the Hindu Kush Himalayas also make this region inherently unstable and prone to hazards. These include earthquakes, landslides, floods, droughts and othe...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Kailash Sacred Landscape
Spread over an area of about 31,000 km2 the Kailash Sacred Landscape is an ecologically diverse, multi-cultural and fragile landscape. It is located in the remote southwestern portion of the Tibet Autonomous Region of Ch...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Extreme rainfall events – Indus
Extreme rainfall events have increased in intensity over the main mountain range in the upper basin, especially in the eastern section, while the number of rainy days has decreased. In summary, this area now receives mor...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Indus basin climate indicators – Rainfall & Temperature
Rainfall: Overall, the upper basin receives more precipitation than the lower basin and plays an important role in water availability in the whole basin throughout the year. Within the upper basin, the main mountain ran...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Indus basin future climate – Rainfall & Temperature
Rainfall: Precipitation is projected to increase in summer over the northern, central-eastern and southern parts of the Indus basin, while over the central-western part of the basin it is projected to decrease. In the r...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
The Indus river basin
The Indus is the 12th largest river in the world and has its source at Lake Ngangla Rinco on the Tibetan plateau. The river basin contains seven of the world’s highest peaks in addition to Everest, including K2 (8,600 m)...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
The Hindu Kush Himalayan region
The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) are the freshwater towers of South Asia and parts of Southeast Asia. Water originating from their snow, glaciers and rainfall feed the ten largest river systems in Asia. Together these rive...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
HKH climate indicators – Rainfall
The average annual rainfall over the HKH region (5 basins studied here) is approximately 880 mm, with variability of just 5% between years and high spatial variability. The highest rainfall amounts, accounting for more t...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
Changing Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayas
Glaciers are some of the most sensitive indicators of climate change, as they respond rapidly to changes in temperature and precipitation. Glaciers can provide local water resources in the mountains as well as influence ...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
HICAP - Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme
To help meet the challenges emerging in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, a pioneering programme was created to address critical knowledge gaps on water, climate and hydrology, and thus better understand the future impact...
09 Dec 2015 - by Kaya Asdal
      1 2 | Next