Cryosphere Initiative

The Cryosphere Initiative at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), along with its partners,  focuses on understanding the importance of the cryosphere for downstream communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). It aims to share data and knowledge co-produced in the region through its Regional Cryosphere Knowledge Hub. 

To develop and implement sustainable cryosphere monitoring in the region, the initiative and its implementing partners in Nepal and Bhutan have established a Cryosphere Monitoring Programme (CMP) to assess cryosphere water resources, cryosphere-related disaster risks, and scenarios for future water availability. 

Objectives

  • To improve knowledge and understanding of the HKH cryosphere and the impacts of climate change on water resources and hazards, and 
  • To build regional capacity for cryospheric monitoring in the region.


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Datasets

The 500 m MODIS imagery showing a daily snow cover of the HKH region. The image is generated using MODIS (NASA) algorithms to MODIS data received on ICIMOD's receiving station.


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The 1000 m MODIS imagery showing a daily cloud cover of the HKH region. The image is generated using MODIS (NASA) algorithms to MODIS data received on ICIMOD's receiving station.


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The 1000 m MODIS imagery showing a daily cloud cover of the HKH region. The image is generated using MODIS (NASA) algorithms to MODIS data received on ICIMOD's receiving station.


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The 500 m MODIS imagery showing a daily snow cover of the HKH region. The image is generated using MODIS (NASA) algorithms to MODIS data received on ICIMOD's receiving station.


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The 1000 m MODIS imagery showing a daily cloud cover of the HKH region. The image is generated using MODIS (NASA) algorithms to MODIS data received on ICIMOD's receiving station.


View Metadata

The 500 m MODIS imagery showing a daily snow cover of the HKH region. The image is generated using MODIS (NASA) algorithms to MODIS data received on ICIMOD's receiving station.


View Metadata

The 1000 m MODIS imagery showing a daily cloud cover of the HKH region. The image is generated using MODIS (NASA) algorithms to MODIS data received on ICIMOD's receiving station.


View Metadata

The 500 m MODIS imagery showing a daily snow cover of the HKH region. The image is generated using MODIS (NASA) algorithms to MODIS data received on ICIMOD's receiving station.


View Metadata

The 500 m MODIS imagery showing a daily snow cover of the HKH region. The image is generated using MODIS (NASA) algorithms to MODIS data received on ICIMOD's receiving station.


View Metadata

The 1000 m MODIS imagery showing a daily cloud cover of the HKH region. The image is generated using MODIS (NASA) algorithms to MODIS data received on ICIMOD's receiving station.


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