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Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Resources of Northwestern Himalaya

Editors: Joshi, Rajesh, Kumar, Kireet, Palni, Lok Man S (Eds.)

  • Attempts to understand impacts of climate change on the dynamics of snow, glaciers, and runoff over the Himalayan Mountains
  • Highlights consequences of climate change, both for the upland and downstream regions, by providing quantitative estimates of the effects on snow, glaciers, and hydrology for the understanding, planning, and management of water resources systems in the future
  • Provides science-based information for identifying and implementing adaptation and mitigation strategies for sustainable developments of the region
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Joshi, Rajesh (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Variations in the Seasonal Snow Cover Area (SCA) for Upper Bhagirathi Basin, India

    Joshi, Rajesh (et al.)

    Pages 9-21

  • Investigating Impacts of Global Change on the Dynamics of Snow, Glaciers and Run-off over the Himalayan Mountains

    Shrestha, Kedar L.

    Pages 23-34

  • Identification of Glacial Lake and the Potentially Dangerous Glacial Lake in the Himalayan Basin

    Jain, Sanjay K. (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

  • Assessment and Simulation of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods for Dhauliganga Basin in Northwestern Himalayan Region

    Lohani, Anil K. (et al.)

    Pages 45-55

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-13743-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13742-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
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  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36730-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Resources of Northwestern Himalaya
Editors
  • Rajesh Joshi
  • Kireet Kumar
  • Lok Man S Palni
Series Title
Society of Earth Scientists Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13743-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13743-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13742-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36730-9
Series ISSN
2194-9204
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 204
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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