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Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 81-99, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-81-2017
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Special issue: The evolution of permafrost in mountain regions

The Cryosphere, 11, 81-99, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-81-2017
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Review article 13 Jan 2017

Review article | 13 Jan 2017

Review article: Inferring permafrost and permafrost thaw in the mountains of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region

Stephan Gruber et al.
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We review what can be inferred about permafrost in the mountains of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region. This is important because the area of permafrost exceeds that of glaciers in this region. Climate change will produce diverse permafrost-related impacts on vegetation, water quality, geohazards, and livelihoods. To mitigate this, a better understanding of high-elevation permafrost in subtropical latitudes as well as the pathways connecting environmental change and human livelihoods, is needed.
We review what can be inferred about permafrost in the mountains of the Hindu Kush Himalaya...
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