Global Warming Avalanches: Here Comes the Himalayan Ice


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 14 March 2018

 

GLOBAL WARMING NEWS
Global Warming Avalanches

Here Comes the Himalayan Ice

Global warming increases the risk of avalanches,
Université de Genève, March 14, 2018.

 

Major Changes at High Elevation
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"The impacts of global warming are felt especially in mountainous regions, where the rise in temperatures is above average, affecting both glacierized landscapes and water resources."

"The impact of temperature on the cryosphere"

"Avalanches are bigger, travel greater distances and are triggered earlier in the year. These changes can be attributed clearly to rising temperatures, which have reached 0.2 to 0.4 degrees annually in some parts of the Himalayas. And rising air temperature are also affecting the cryosphere: glaciers are receding and permafrost is melting, losing its role as a sediment stabiliser. In addition, the structure of the snowpack is changing: it is being transformed by increasingly warmer air temperatures and/or altered by rain-on-snow events. Snow is now also falling earlier in the season, and is being destabilised before spring, at a time when it is thicker, leading to an increase in the number and intensity of avalanches. Since the snow is wet, avalanches are descending slowly but over a greater distances than in the past."

 

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