Special Issue "Global Warming Impacts on Mountain Glaciers and Communities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2017).
Interests: impacts of climate change in mountains and glacier-dominated river basins; risk and vulnerability assessment of glacial lakes; hydrologic and water resource modeling; sustainable management of water resources; climate change adaptation; water and environmental issues in transboundary settings
Interests: mountain geography; repeat photography; highland-lowland interactive conservation; high altitude (alpine) ecosystem conservation; climate change impacts and adaptation in high mountain regions; community-based glacial lake risk reduction projects; local adaptation plans of action for mountain communities
Glacier-dominated areas worldwide pose unique challenges to downstream communities as they adapt to recent and continuing global climate changes. In particular, such communities have to adapt to the decreased reliability of dry season streamflow and to increased threats from glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs). These areas remain among the most under-studied regions in the world, from a physical, social, and climate change perspective. This Special Issue will involve a wide cross section of high glaciated mountain countries—Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, and the US (Alaska), etc., with all of the major glaciated mountain ranges represented. Papers will address both the scientific research on these areas as well as the physical and social impacts on communities present there. The need for, and use of, scientific research results to aid communities to achieve development and climate change adaptation goals will be emphasized.
Prof. Dr. Daene C. McKinney
Dr. Alton C. Byers
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