The State and Fate of Himalayan Glaciers. Bolch, T.; Kulkarni, A.; Kääb, A.; Huggel, C.; Paul, F.; Cogley, J. G.; Frey, H.; Kargel, J. S.; Fujita, K.; Scheel, M.; Bajracharya, S.; and Stoffel, M. 336(6079):310–314.
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Himalayan glaciers are a focus of public and scientific debate. Prevailing uncertainties are of major concern because some projections of their future have serious implications for water resources. Most Himalayan glaciers are losing mass at rates similar to glaciers elsewhere, except for emerging indications of stability or mass gain in the Karakoram. A poor understanding of the processes affecting them, combined with the diversity of climatic conditions and the extremes of topographical relief within the region, makes projections speculative. Nevertheless, it is unlikely that dramatic changes in total runoff will occur soon, although continuing shrinkage outside the Karakoram will increase the seasonality of runoff, affect irrigation and hydropower, and alter hazards.
@article{bolchStateFateHimalayan2012,
  title = {The State and Fate of {{Himalayan}} Glaciers},
  author = {Bolch, T. and Kulkarni, A. and Kääb, A. and Huggel, C. and Paul, F. and Cogley, J. G. and Frey, H. and Kargel, J. S. and Fujita, K. and Scheel, M. and Bajracharya, S. and Stoffel, M.},
  date = {2012},
  journaltitle = {Science},
  volume = {336},
  pages = {310--314},
  issn = {1095-9203},
  doi = {10.1126/science.1215828},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1215828},
  abstract = {Himalayan glaciers are a focus of public and scientific debate. Prevailing uncertainties are of major concern because some projections of their future have serious implications for water resources. Most Himalayan glaciers are losing mass at rates similar to glaciers elsewhere, except for emerging indications of stability or mass gain in the Karakoram. A poor understanding of the processes affecting them, combined with the diversity of climatic conditions and the extremes of topographical relief within the region, makes projections speculative. Nevertheless, it is unlikely that dramatic changes in total runoff will occur soon, although continuing shrinkage outside the Karakoram will increase the seasonality of runoff, affect irrigation and hydropower, and alter hazards.},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-14007243,agricultural-resources,climate-projections,glaciers,himalayan-region,natural-hazards,runoff,uncertainty,water-resources},
  number = {6079}
}
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