Climate change impact Himalayan glaciers melting fast
Climate change impact Himalayan glaciers melting fast. A new study has revealed that the Himalayan glaciers at low altitudes are melting at a faster rate than the glaciers at higher altitudes, thanks to a rise in temperatures. The degradation of glaciers has put the region under the risk of floods and also pause water scarcity in the long run.
It is for the first time, a study of 146 glaciers spread over 660 sq km in Chandra Basin located in the western Himalayas is being conducted to estimate the volume of loss caused by climate change. The study conducted by Anil V Kulkarni of the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, has been published in the international journal Annals of Glaciology.