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
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.