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Geography of the Physical Environment

Water, Cryosphere, and Climate Change in the Himalayas

A Geospatial Approach

Editors: Taloor, Ajay Kumar, Kotlia, Bahadur Singh, Kumar, Kireet (Eds.)

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  • Describes hydrometeorological research of the Himalaya region by Indian institutions
  • Discusses numerous study results on management of natural resources 
  • Uses a synoptic view of remote sensing tools and data to evaluate environmental threats in the Himalayas
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This edited book summarizes numerous research studies on remote sensing and GIS of natural resource management for the Himalaya region done by Indian Institutions and Universities over the last decade. It gives an overview of hydrometeorological studies on Himalayan water resources and addresses concerns in the development of water resources in this region, which is dealing with an increased pressure in population, industrialization and economic development. 
While the source of some of the major rivers of India are found in the Himalayas, the glaciers and water bodies in the region are continuously shrinking leading to a depletion of water and deterioration of water quality. This is affecting a population of up to 2.5 billion people. The ecosystems have been under threat due to deforestation, loss of biodiversity, expansion of agriculture and settlement, overexploitation of natural resources, habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, mining, construction of roads and large dams, and unplanned tourism. Spaceborne remote sensing with its ability to provide synoptic and repetitive coverage has emerged as a powerful tool for assessment and monitoring of the Himalayan resources and phenomena. 

This work serves as a resource to students, researchers, scientists, professionals, and policy makers both in India and on a global level. 

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Application of Geospatial Techniques for Monitoring the Cryospheric Elements of Glacier System in Indian Himalayan Region (IHR)

    Pages 1-18

    Tiwari, Ashutosh (et al.)

  • Snowmelt Runoff Forecasting in Himalayan Basins Using Remote Sensing Inputs

    Pages 19-37

    Siva Sankar, E. (et al.)

  • Climate Change and Its Impacts with Special Reference to India

    Pages 39-55

    Verma, Omkar

  • Snow, Glacier, and Glacier Lake Mapping and Monitoring Using Remote Sensing Data

    Pages 57-84

    Thakur, Praveen K. (et al.)

  • Remote Sensing Based Assessment of Glacier Resources in Parts of Ladakh Mountain Range, a Trans-Himalayan Region

    Pages 85-100

    Mir, Riyaz Ahmad

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eBook 117,69 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-67932-3
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-67931-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water, Cryosphere, and Climate Change in the Himalayas
Book Subtitle
A Geospatial Approach
Editors
  • Ajay Kumar Taloor
  • Bahadur Singh Kotlia
  • Kireet Kumar
Series Title
Geography of the Physical Environment
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67932-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67932-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67931-6
Series ISSN
2366-8865
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 355
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 230 illustrations in colour
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