Publications, Posters, Presentations

Publications

Armstrong, RL (2010),  The Glaciers of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region. ICIMOD Technical Paper, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal. ISBN: 978 92 9115 176 9

Armstrong, RL, In: Malone, E., ed. (2010)Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia: Addressing Vulnerabilities to Glacier Melt Impacts.   USAID Technical Report.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2010-12-asia-home-glacier-human-vulnerabilities.html#jCp  Also see related presentation material from the Wilson Center.

Hafizullah, Rasouli; Rijan B. Kayastha, Bikas C. Bhattarai, Ahuti Shrestha, Hedayatullah Arian, and Richard Armstrong, (2015). Estimation of discharge from upper Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan, using the Snowmelt Runoff Model. Journal of Hydrology and Meteorology (SOHAM) 9, no. 1: 85–94.

Hedayatullah, Arian; Rijan B. Kayastha, Bikas C. Bhattarai, Ahuti Shrestha, Hafizullah Rasouli, and Richard Armstrong (2015). Application of the Snowmelt Runoff Model in the Salang River Basin, Afghanistan using MODIS satellite data. Journal of Hydrology and Meteorology (SOHAM)9, no. 1: 109–118.

Kargel, J.S. G. J. Leonard, D. H. Shugar, U. K. Haritashya, A. Bevington, E. J. Fielding, K. Fujita, M. Geertsema, E. S. Miles, J. Steiner, E. Anderson, S. Bajracharya, G. W. Bawden, D. F. Breashears, A. Byers, B. Collins, M. R. Dhital, A. Donnellan, T. L. Evans, M. L. Geai, M. T. Glasscoe, D. Green, D. R. Gurung, R. Heijenk, A. Hilborn, K. Hudnut, C. Huyck, W. W. Immerzeel, Jiang Liming, R. Jibson, A. Kääb, N. R. Khanal, D. Kirschbaum, P. D. A. Kraaijenbrink, D. Lamsal, Liu Shiyin, Lv Mingyang, D. McKinney, N. K. Nahirnick, Nan Zhuotong, S. Ojha, J. Olsenholler, T. H. Painter, M. Pleasants, Pratima KC, QI Yuan, B. H. Raup, D. Regmi, D. R. Rounce, A. Sakai, Shangguan Donghui, J. M. Shea, A. B. Shrestha, A. Shukla, D. Stumm, M. van der Kooij, K. Voss, Wang Xin, B. Weihs, D. Wolfe, Wu Lizong, Yao Xiaojun, M. R. Yoder, N. Young, (2015). Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Science, 10.1126/science.aac8353

Normatov P.I., Armstrong R., Normatov I. Sh. (2015), Monitoring of emergency water factors and research of anthropogenic impact of industries on water quality in Zeravshan River Basin. J. Meteorology and Hydrology, No5, pp. 89-97.

Painter, TH, MJ Brodzik, A Racoviteanu and R Armstrong (2012), Automated mapping of Earth’s annual minimum exposed snow and ice with MODIS. Geophys. Res. Lett.39 , Art. No. L20501, ISSN: 0094-8276, ids: 027IH; doi: 10.1029/2012GL053340

Racoviteanu, A., Y. Arnaud, M. Williams, and W.F. Manley (2014). Spatial patterns in glacier area and elevation changes from 1962 to 2006 in the monsoon-influenced eastern Himalaya, The Cryosphere Discuss., 8, 3949-3998, doi:10.5194/tcd-8-3949-2014.

Racoviteanu, A.E., R. Armstrong, and M.W. Williams (2013), Evaluation of an ice ablation model to estimate the contribution of melting glacier ice to annual discharge in the Nepal Himalaya, Water Resour. Res., 49, 5117–5133, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20370  

Racoviteanu, A. E., Arnaud, Y., Williams, M. W., and Manley, W. F. ( 2015). Spatial patterns in glacier characteristics and area changes from 1962 to 2006 in the Kanchenjunga–Sikkim area, eastern Himalaya, The Cryosphere, 9, 505-523, doi:10.5194/tc-9-505-2015.

Racoviteanu, A. and M.W. Williams (2012),  Decision tree and texture analysis for mapping debris-covered glaciers in the Kangchenjunga area, Eastern Himalaya. Remote Sensing, 4(10), 3078-3109; doi:10.3390/rs4103078.

Vaux, H.J., Jr., D. Balk, E.R. Cook, P. Gleick, W.K.-M. Lau, M. Levy, E.L. Malone, R. McDonald, D. Shindell, L.G. Thompson, J.L. Wescoat, Jr., and M.W. Williams, (2012), Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security. National Academies Press.

Wilson, Alāna M., Mark W. Williams, Richard Armstrong, Adina Racoviteanu. (In review) High Asia: Climate Change, Water Security, and International Conflicts. Journal of Asian Studies: in review.

Wilson, Alāna M., Mark W. Williams, and Rijan B. Kayastha. Using Hydrochemistry Data to Constrain the Role of Snow and Ice Meltwater in the Langtang Valley, Nepal. 82nd Annual Western Snow Conference (2014,Durango, CO). Ed.

Partner Publications

Rasmussen, L.A. (2013), Meteorological controls on glacier mass balance in High Asia, Annals of Glaciology 54(63) 352-359 doi:10.3189/2013AoG6A353

Normatov, I. (2014), Modern adaptation approach of agriculture to the climate change and water reservoirs impact. Proc. 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 Integrative Risk Management- The role of science, technology & practice, 24-28 August 2014, Davos, Switzerland.

Normatov, P. (2014),Monitoring of impact of industrial complexes on water quality and chemical analyses of seasonal snow of the Zarafshon River Basin glaciers/Proc. 16th annual conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG), 17-20 October 2014, New Delhi, India

Normatov, P.  (2014). Social and ecological aspects of the water resources management of the Transboundary Rivers of Central Asia / Evolving Water Resources Systems: Understanding, Predicting and Managing Water–Society Interactions Proceedings of ICWRS2014, Bologna, Italy, June 2014 (IAHS Publ. 364, 2014), pp. 441-445.

Normatov, P. (2015), Creation of Modern Approach Adaptation of Water Consuming Branches to Climate Changes and Degradation of Glaciers, Abstract of the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, 12-14 May 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, p.196.

Normatov P.I., Armstrong R., Normatov I. Sh. (2015), Monitoring of emergency water factors and research of anthropogenic impact of industries on water quality in Zeravshan River Basin. J. Meteorology and Hydrology, No5, pp. 89-97.

Posters and Presentations

2015 Oral Presentations

Armstrong R., M. Williams, R. Kayastha, A. Barrett, M. J. Brodzik, F. Fetterer, S.J.S. Khalsa, A. Racoviteanu, B. Raup, K. Rittger, A. Wilson, 2015. The CHARIS Project – The Contribution to High Asian Runoff from Ice and Snow. Abstract IUGG-3823, presented at 26th IUGG General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic, June 22—July 2.

Barrett, A.P., R. Armstrong, M. J. Brodzik, S. J. Singh Kalsa, A.
Racoviteanu, B. Raup, K. Rittger, 2015. Generating high-resolution, gridded
fields of near-surface air temperatures for the High Asia region. Abstract
IUGG-5151. presented at 26th IUGG General Assembly, Prague, Czech
Republic, June 22 – July 2.

Barrett, A.P., R.L. Armstrong, M.J. Brodzik, K. Rittger, B. Raup, 2015. C32C-08 Taking a balanced approach to estimating snow and ice melt contributions to High Asia runoff. Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, USA, 14-18 December 2015.

Bolch, T. 2015. Heterogeneous glacier mass changes in High Mountain Asia during the last 40-50 years revealed by ICESat, SRTM and US reconnaissance data. University of Colorado Cryospheric and Polar Processes Seminar, 15 July.

Horodyskyj, U., Ice Mass Loss in the Himalaya, Rice University Physics and Astronomy colloquium speaker, Houston, TX, October 28, 2015.

Horodyskyj, U., A PhD Journey at the Top of the World, George Williams College of Aurora University, Williams Bay, WI, October 6, 2015.

Horodyskyj, U., Catalysts for Change: Black Carbon and Dust in the Himalaya, Rice Alumni event, Denver, CO, USA, August 30, 2015.

Horodyskyj, U., In Search of Black Ice: Science and Exploration in the Nepalese Himalaya, The Explorers Club public lecture, New York, NY, USA, March 2, 2015.

Kogutenko, L., I. Severskiy, M. Shahgedanova, R. Armstrong, A. Kokarev, B.Raup, Z. Usmanova, N. Kassatkin, V. Kapitsa. 2015. Tuyuksu glacier as an indicator of change in the Zailiyskiy-Kungei Alatau glacial system during the last 60 years, Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, USA, 14-18 December 2015

Normatov, P. (2015), Creation of Modern Approach Adaptation of Water Consuming Branches to Climate Changes and Degradation of Glaciers, Abstract of the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, 12-14 May 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, p.196.

Raup, B., R. Armstrong, G. Cogley, R. Hock, W.T. Pfeffer., 2015. Extending
the GLIMS Glacier Database to global completeness and new data types.
Abstract IUGG-3715, presented at 26th IUGG General Assembly, Prague, Czech 
Republic, June 22—July 2.

Rittger, K., Brodzik, M.J., Racoviteanu, Bair, E., A., Barret, A., Khalsa S.J., Raup, B., Armstrong, A., Dozier, J., Painter, T.H., Davis, R, 2015-9-9:Distinguishing snow and glacier ice melt in High Asia using MODIS. 2nd CAS-NASA Workshop on Snow and Glacier Ice Change and Related Natural Disasters in High Mountain Asia, Mammoth Lakes, California

Williams, M. 2015. “Disappearing Himalayan Glaciers, Water Security in HighAsia, Temples, Elephants, and Other Wonders”, Plenary talk at the annual meeting of the UCOWR/NIWR/CUASHI conference, Las Vegas NV, 17 June 2015.

Williams MW, Wilson A, and others, 2015. “Using geochemical and isotopic chemistry to evaluate glacier melt contributions to the Bumthang River, Bhutan”, International Glaciology Society Annual Meeting, Kathmandu Nepal, 2-6 March.

2015 Posters

Balestrini, R., E. Sacchi, C. Delconte, A. Wilson, M. Williams, 2015. Wet 
deposition at the base of Mt Everest (5050 m asl, Nepal Himalaya): Seasonal
 evolution of the chemistry and isotopic composition. Presented at 9th 
International Conference on Acid Rain Deposition, Rochester, NY, USA, 19-23
October 2015.

Hill, A., M. Williams, K.Chowanski. 2015. Impact of seasonally frozen soil on snowmelt partitioning and groundwater recharge.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, 14-18 December, 2015

Hill, A., M. Williams. 2015.  Characterizing the role and controls of snowmelt in alpine groundwater recharge. University of Colorado-Boulder Hydrologic Sciences Research symposium, Boulder, Colorado, 2-3 April, 2015.

Horodyskyj, U., D. Breashears, P. Rowe. ED31C-0912 Citizen Science in the Himalaya: The Sherpa-Scientist Initiative

Kayastha R, Armstrong R, and Williams MW, 2015. “CHARIS – the contribution to high Asian runoff from ice and snow”, International Glaciology Society Annual Meeting, Kathmandu Nepal, 2-6 March 2015

Magnani, Andrea ; Raffaella Balestrini, Alana Wilson, Michele Freppaz, Mark Williams, Franco Salerno, Danilo Godone   Water and Soil Chemistry Interactions in the Khumbu Valley, Nepal, Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, USA, 14-18 December 2015

Racoviteanu, A., K. Rittger, M. Brodzik, T. Painter, R. Armstrong, 2015. Separating snow and ice on glacier surfaces using remote sensing for the Hunza basin: Towards an automated method? Poster presented at 26th IUGG General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic, June 22 – July 2, 2015

Rittger, K., Bormann, K., Armstrong, R., Painter, T.H., Dozier, J., 2015-9-16: Fractional snow cover for Landsat OLI, MODIS, and VIIRS from spectral mixture analysis. 2nd International Satellite Snow Products Intercomparison Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Rittger, K., Brodzik, M.J., Racoviteanu, A., Barret, A., Khalsa S.J., Armstrong, A., 2015-4-12: Distinguishing snow and ice melt contributions using daily MODIS and a temperature index melt model in the Hunza River basin. European Geoscience Union, General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

Rittger, K.; M. J. Brodzik; A. Racoviteanu; A. Barrett; S. J. S. Khalsa; B. Raup, R. Armstrong; E. Bair; J. Dozier; R.E. Davis. 2015a. Snow and ice melt contributions from a temperature index model and an energy balance model in the Hunza River basin. Presented at 26th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Prague, the Czech Republic, June 22 to July 2, 2015.

Rittger, K.; M. J. Brodzik; N. Bair; A. Racoviteanu; S. J. S. Khalsa; A. Barrett; R. Armstrong; J. Dozier. 2015b. Distinguishing snow and glacier ice melt in High Asia using MODIS. Poster C24A-03 presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., Dec 14-18, 2015.

Wilson, A., M. W. Williams, and others, “Applications of hydrochemistry data from the glacierized Langtang Valley, Nepal and Lahaul-Spiti Valley, India”, International Glaciology Society Annual Meeting, Kathmandu Nepal, 2-6 March 2015

Wilson, A. M., Mark W. Williams, Rijan B. Kayashta, Holly H. Miller , Isotopic Insights into Catchment Hydrology: Use of Tritium and Oxygen-18 to Interpret Age and Flow Paths of Waters in the Langtang River Basin, Nepal , presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 14-18 Dec.

Wilson, Alāna M., M.W. Williams, R. Armstrong, R. Kayastha, A. Barrett, M.J. Brodzik, F. Fetterer, S.J.S. Khalsa, A. Racoviteanu, B. Raup. “International collaboration and capacity-building: The unique opportunities of USAID-funded research science”. CIRES Rendezvous, University of Colorado Boulder. 1 May 2015.

2014 Oral Presentations

Brodzik, M.J., R. Armstrong, A. Barrett, F. Fetterer, D. Hashmi, S.J.S. Khalsa, A. Racoviteanu, B. Raup, K. Rittger, M. Williams, A. Wilson. Contribution to High Asian Runoff from Ice and Snow (CHARIS) Project Preliminary Results from Upper Indus Basin. International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Annual Conference, held 17-20 October, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

Raup, B, A. Barrett, S. J. S. Khalsa, and R. Armstrong. 2014. An evaluation of errors of Himalayan glacier outlines. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-14013. EGU General Assembly 2014, held 27 April – 2 May, 2014 in Vienna, Austria, id.14013

Rittger, K.; M. J. Brodzik; A. Racoviteanu; A. Barrett; S. J. S. Khalsa; T. Painter; R. Armstrong; A. Burgess. Distinguishing ice from snow for melt modeling using daily observations from MODIS. Abstract C21C-0344 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., Dec 15-19, 2014

Williams, M. W. Bhutan and Nepal: Disappearing Himalayan Glaciers, Water Security in High Asia, Temples, Elephants, and Phalluses. INSTAAR colloquium, April 27 2014, Boulder CO.

Williams, M. W. Bhutan and Nepal: Disappearing Himalayan Glaciers, Water Security in High Asia, Temples, Elephants, and Phalluses. Geography Department Colloquium, October 3 2014, Boulder CO.

Wilson, Alāna. “Using hydrochemistry to constrain the role of snow and ice meltwater in the hydrology of Langtang Valley, Nepal”. Hydrological Sciences Symposium, University of Colorado Boulder. 4 April 2014. Oral presentation.

Wilson, Alāna. “High Asia: Climate Change, Water Security, and Conflict”. Center for Asian Studies Advisory Council, University of Colorado Boulder. 15 October 2014. Invited talk.

2014 Posters

Barrett, A.; R. Armstrong; M.J. Brodzik; S.J. Khalsa; B. Raup; K. Rittger; Developing Temperature Forcing for Snow and Ice Melt Runoff Models in High Mountain Regions. Abstract C41A-0332 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., Dec 15-19, 2014

Brodzik, M. J.; R. Armstrong; S. J. S. Khalsa; T. Painter; A. Racoviteanu; K. Rittger. Using an ablation gradient model to characterize annual glacial melt contribution to major rivers in High Asia. Abstract H43J-1088 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., Dec 15-19, 2014

Raup, B. H.; R. Armstrong; J. S. Kargel; W. T. Pfeffer; J. G. Cogley; R. Hock. Progress and Challenges for GLIMS 2: Merging the GLIMS and RGI Glacier Databases. Abstract C31B-0288 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., Dec 15-19, 2014

Wilson, Alāna M., M.W. Williams, R. Armstrong, R. Kayastha, A. Barrett, M.J. Brodzik, F. Fetterer, S.J.S. Khalsa, A. Racoviteanu, B. Raup. “International collaboration and capacity-building: The unique opportunities of USAID-funded research science”. CIRES Rendezvous, University of Colorado Boulder. 2 May 2014. Poster presentation.

2013

Armstrong, R.L., A.P. Barrett, M.J. Brodzik, F. Fetterer, D. Hashmey, U. Horodyskyj, S.J.S. Khalsa, A. Khan, A. Racoviteanu, B.H. Raup, M.W. Williams, A.M. Wilson, (2013), CHARIS: the contribution to High Asia runoff from ice and snow: Preliminary results from Upper Indus Basin, Pakistan. GC23D-0966 presented at 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9–13 Dec.

Armstrong, R.L., A.P. Barrett, M.J. Brodzik, F. Fetterer, U. Horodyskyj, S.J.S. Khalsa, A. Khan, A. Racoviteanu, A. Rasmussen, B.H. Raup, M.W. Williams, A.M. Wilson, (2013), Establishing a collaborative effort to assess the contribution to High Asia runoff from ice and snow. EGU2013-3542 presented at 2013 EGU Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 7–12 Apr.

Armstrong, R.L., A.P. Barrett, M.J. Brodzik, F. Fetterer, U. Horodyskyj, S.J.S. Khalsa, A. Khan, A. Racoviteanu, A. Rasmussen, B.H. Raup, M.W. Williams, A.M. Wilson, (2013), Establishing a collaborative effort to assess the contribution to High Asia runoff from ice and snow. DACA-13:C5.2 presented at Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly DACA-13, Davos, Switzerland, 8–12 Jul.

Wilson, A .M., M. W. Williams, A. Racoviteanu, F.Pellicciotti, I.Juszak, W.W. Immerzeel, R. B. Kayastha, (2013), Variable results in hydrograph separation using geochemical and isotopic chemistry data from a glacierized mountain watershed in Nepal,  Abstract GC23D-0967 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9–13 Dec.

2012

Armstrong, R.L., Barret, A.P., Brodzik, M.J., Khalsa, S., Racoviteanu, A., Raup, B.H., and Williams, M.W., (2012), Establishing a collaborative effort to assess the role of glaciers and seasonal snow cover in the hydrology of the mountains of High Asia, Abstract GC11A-0956 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 3–7 Dec.

Barrett, A. P., Armstrong, Brodzik, M. J., Fetterer, F. M., Singh Khalsa, S., Racoviteanu, A., Raup, B. H., and Williams, M. W. (2012), Variability of snow cover extent and snow melt runoff in the Himalaya-Karakoram, Abstract GC52B-04 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 3–7 Dec.

Barrett,  A.P.,  Armstrong,  R.L., Brodzik, M.J., Singh Khalsa, S.J.,  and Raup B. (2012), Estimating the contribution of snow and glacier melt to runoff from the Upper Indus River, Poster presented at IGS symposium Glaciers and Icesheets in a Warmer World, Fairbanks, AK, 24-29 Jun.

Brodzik, M. J., Painter, T. H., Racovitneanu, A., and Armstrong, R. L. (2012), Using MODIS to Map Changes in Earth’s Annual Minimum Exposed Snow and Ice, Abstract C21C-0624 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 3–7 Dec.

Wilson, A., Williams, M.W., Pellicciotti, F., Kayastha, R.B., and Juszak, I. (2012), Comparing and contrasting the hydrology of high-elevation areas in the Rockies and the Himalayas, Poster (abstract here)  presented at the Long-Term Ecological Research Program All Scientists Meeting, Estes Park, Colorado, 9–14 Sep.

Wilson, A.M., Williams, M.W., Racoviteanu, A., Pellicciotti, F., Juszak, I., Immerzeel, W.W., Balestrini, R., and Kayastha, R.B., (2012), Using geochemical and isotopic chemistry to evaluate source water contributions to the hydrology of two high-elevation basins in the Himalayas of Nepal, Abstract GC11A-0963 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 3–7 Dec.