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Climate Change and Himalayan Informatics

edited by J. Sundaresan, Pankaj Gupta, K.M. Santosh and Ram Boojh, Scientific, 2013, xii, 198 p, tables, figs, ISBN : 9788172338466, $55.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Climate Change and Himalayan Informatics

Geodynamics process during the rapid growth of Himalaya has holistic imprints of Climate Change in this region. Climate change and Himalayan Informatics is an account of dedicated contribution for the above imprints. Impact of climate change is examined in this book for the ongoing process of rapid urbanization of the hinterlands of Himalaya. It consists four sessions and seventeen chapters. Mass balance of glaciers in Chandra basin of Himalaya is presented as a predictive tool for spatially distributed estimates of mass balance of glaciers. An effective tool to identify and locate multiple natural hazards due to climate change in Himalaya especially landslides and glacial lake outburst flood GLOF is part of the book. Impacts of climate change on cropping strategies by mountain communities are ascribed in the session socio-economic perspectives.

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