project . 2016 - 2021 . Closed

CAT

Climbing the Asian Water Tower
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 676819 Call for proposal: ERC-2015-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,499,630 EURFunder Contribution: 1,499,630 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Feb 2016
    End Date
    31 Jul 2021
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
The water cycle in the Himalaya is poorly understood because of its extreme topography that results in complex interactions between climate and water stored in snow and glaciers. Hydrological extremes in the greater Himalayas regularly cause great damage, e.g. the Pakistan floods in 2010, while the Himalayas also supply water to over 25% of the global population. So, the stakes are high and an accurate understanding of the Himalayan water cycle is imperative. The discovery of the monumental error on the future of the Himalayan glaciers in the fourth assessment report of the IPCC is exemplary for the scientific misconceptions which are associated to the Himalayan...
Description
The water cycle in the Himalaya is poorly understood because of its extreme topography that results in complex interactions between climate and water stored in snow and glaciers. Hydrological extremes in the greater Himalayas regularly cause great damage, e.g. the Pakistan floods in 2010, while the Himalayas also supply water to over 25% of the global population. So, the stakes are high and an accurate understanding of the Himalayan water cycle is imperative. The discovery of the monumental error on the future of the Himalayan glaciers in the fourth assessment report of the IPCC is exemplary for the scientific misconceptions which are associated to the Himalayan...
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