The End of Ice; Exploring a Himalayan glacier

The American magazine The New Yorker recently followed a research team collecting data from the Chhota Shigri Glacier in India. In the article they followed among others postdoc Markus Engelhardt, Department of Geosciences in his work to check the camp’s weather monitor, which had been planted four months earlier, and recorded temperature, solar radiation, and barometric pressure.  The aim of the study is to find out if and how fast the glacier is melting.

Himalaya: Markus Engelhardt and the research team taking samples of the glacier during field work on Chhota Shigri Glacier, Western Himalayas, India, in October 2015. Photo: private

 

Himalaya: Markus Engelhardt and the research team taking samples of the glacier during field work on Chhota Shigri Glacier, Western Himalayas, India, in October 2015. Photo: private

Research on the glacier is in connection with the project GLACINDIA where glaciologists from the Department of Geosciences cooperates with among others UiB (project manager) and JNU - Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) and several other partners.

Himalaya: Mighty mountains around the Chhota Shigri Glacier, in the western part of the Himalayas, India. Photo from the fieldwork in October 2015 as part of GLACINDIA project hosted by UiB, Noray. Photo: Markus Engelhardt, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
Published Apr. 1, 2016 9:46 AM - Last modified Apr. 1, 2016 7:14 PM