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Climate-cryosphere-water nexus: Central Asia outlook


Muccione, Veruska; Huggel, Christian; Salzmann, Nadine; Fiddes, Joel; Nussbaumer, Samuel U; Novikov, Viktor; Hughes, Geoff (2018). Climate-cryosphere-water nexus: Central Asia outlook. Châtelaine: Zoï Environment Network.

Abstract

The three components of the cryosphere – glaciers, snow and permafrost – are all affected by climate change. Mountain communities face growing threats to infrastructure, while downstream communities face disruptions in their water supply and risks of food and energy insecurity as a consequence. In Central Asia, the cryosphere-related changes in water resources will be strongest in the second half of the century, as glaciers shrink and the extent and duration of snow declines considerably toward the end of the century.

Abstract

The three components of the cryosphere – glaciers, snow and permafrost – are all affected by climate change. Mountain communities face growing threats to infrastructure, while downstream communities face disruptions in their water supply and risks of food and energy insecurity as a consequence. In Central Asia, the cryosphere-related changes in water resources will be strongest in the second half of the century, as glaciers shrink and the extent and duration of snow declines considerably toward the end of the century.

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Item Type:Published Research Report
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:25 Jan 2019 13:12
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:06
Publisher:Zoï Environment Network
Number of Pages:8
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://zoinet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/FINAL-Glaciers-Leaflet.pdf

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