Melting glaciers in the Himalayas has accelerated twice − scientists

Таяние ледников в Гималаях ускорилось в два раза − ученые

Over the past 40 years, 650 of the largest Himalayan glaciers have undergone a significant loss of ice.

The melting glaciers of the Himalayas takes place in two times faster compared with the end of the twentieth century. This is stated in a study published in the journal Science Advances.

“Our results show that glaciers in the Himalayas have undergone significant loss of ice over the last 40 years, and the average rate of ice loss in the twenty-first century is two times higher compared to the end of the twentieth century,” the study says.

According to the study, the reason for the accelerated melting of glaciers in the Himalayas could be warming in the region observed by meteorological stations.

As noted in the study, the average temperature increased by one degree Celsius 2000-2016 years compared to the last quarter of the last century.

It is indicated that in the study, in particular, was used a set of digital elevation models, and pictures taken by military satellites, us intelligence, which were used for reconnaissance from 1973 to 1980.

Earlier it was reported that over the past 46 years, the rate of ice melting in Greenland has increased six times.

Scientists have named the risk of melting glaciers

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