Conrad Anker presents, "Recent Climate Change Impacts on Himalayan Glaciers."
- Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 4:30pm to 5:20pm
- Gaines Hall - view map
On Thursday March 23rd, the Department of Earth Science will host Conrad Anker for his presentation, "Recent Climate Change Impacts on Himalayan Glaciers." The summary below from Conrad is a short summary about his presentation. We hope to see you Thursday!
"Glaciers are sensitive indicators of climate. Fluctuations in terminus position, mass balance and area are one of one of the most reliable indicators of climate change. Himalayan glaciers are valley glaciers and are unique in that accumulation occurs during the summer monsoon, which is also peak melt. The overall estimate for volume loss in the Nepal Himalayas is 26% from 1977 to 2009. This change affects the local populations as melt water is critical to both agriculture and hydro power. The presentation will focus on the unique characteristics of these glaciers and their effect on local populations."