Glacier status in Nepal and decadal change from 1980 to 2010 based on Landsat data

The Himalayan region contains some of the most dynamic, fragile and complex mountain ranges in the world. These magnificent mountain ranges play an important role in global atmospheric circulation, the hydrological cycle, and water resources availability, provide a wide range of ecosystem services, and are a source of many hazards. Mountain areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change, and Nepal’s Himalayan mountains are no exception. A number of noticeable impacts related to climate change have already been documented.