The Glaciers of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region. R. L. Armstrong, 2010. Published by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal.
Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia: Addressing Vulnerabilities to Glacier Melt Impacts. This publication was produced in November 2010 by Dr. Elizabeth L. Malone for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It was prepared under the USAID Environmental Health IQC managed by CDM International Inc. Also see related presentation material from the Wilson Center.
Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security. The National Academies Press, 2012. The National Research Council Committee on Himalayan Glaciers, Hydrology, Climate Change, and Implications for Water Security authored the report. Mark Williams is a member.
Automated mapping of the Earth’s annual minimum exposed snow and ice with MODIS.
T. Painter, M. J. Brodzik, A. Racoviteanu and R. L. Armstrong, Geophysical Research Letters (in press).
Decision Tree and Texture Analysis for Mapping Debris-Covered Glaciers in the Kangchenjunga Area, Eastern Himalaya. A. Racoviteanu and M. W. Williams. Remote Sensing (in press).
Posters and Presentations
CHARIS authors’ contributions to American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, December 2012, San Francisco:
Establishing a Collaborative Effort to Assess the Role of Glaciers and Seasonal Snow Cover in the Hydrology of the Mountains of High Asia. R. Armstrong et al., poster.
Using geochemical and isotopic chemistry to evaluate source water contributions to the hydrology of two high-elevation basins in the Himalayas of Nepal. A. Wilson et al., poster.
Using MODIS to Map Changes in Earth’s Annual Minimum Exposed Snow and Ice. M.J. Brodzik et al., poster.
Variability of snow cover extent and snow melt runoff in the Himalaya-Karakoram. Barrett et al., presentation.
Other CHARIS posters:
Estimating the contribution of snow and glacier melt to runoff from the Upper Indus River. A.P. Barrett, R.L. Armstrong, M.J. Brodzik, S.J. Singh Khalsa and B. Raup. 2012. Poster presented at IGS symposium Glaciers and Icesheets in a Warmer World, Fairbanks, AK, June 2012. This poster describes a strategy for filling gaps in the MODIS product that are due to clouds and missing data. The strategy was selected after several variants were tested.
Comparing and contrasting the hydrology of high-elevation areas in the Rockies and the Himalayas. A. Wilson, M.W. Williams, F. Pellicciotti, R.B. Kayastha, I. Juszak. Poster (abstract here) presented at the Long-Term Ecological Research Program All Scientists Meeting, Estes Park, Colorado, Sept 9-14, 2012.