The Asian Review of Civil Engineering (TARCE)
Impact of Climate Change in Kalabaland Glacier from 2000 to 2013Author : S. Rahul Singh and Renu Dhir
Volume 3 No.1 January-June 2014 pp 8-13
Glaciers are the coolers of the planet earth and the lifeline of many of the world’s major rivers. They contain about 75% of the Earth’s fresh water and are a source of major rivers. The interaction between glaciers and climate represents a particularly sensitive approach. On the global scale, air temperature is considered to be the most important factor reflecting glacier retreat, but this has not been demonstrated for tropical glaciers. Mass balance studies of glaciers indicate that the contributions of all mountain glaciers to rising sea level during the last century to be 0.2 to 0.4 mm/yr. Global mean temperature has risen by just over 0.60 C over the last century with accelerated warming in the last 10-15 years. The major impact will be on the world’s water resources. Many climatologists believe that the decline in mountain glaciers is one of the first observable signs of the human induced global warming.
Glacier, Glacier retreat, Himalaya, Kalabaland glacier, Satellite images