SNOW AND ICE RESEARCH IN THE HINDU KUSH HIMALAYAS

  • We know very little about glaciers in the high mountains. We know they’re shrinking and temperatures are rising faster at higher altitudes than anywhere else on the planet. But, due to extreme conditions and inaccessibility, we have much to learn. Detailed field measurements are being made on just twelve out of some 54,000 glaciers in the Himalayas. More measurements are needed because these glaciers feed the rivers people living down below rely on.

    Directed and produced by
    Susan Hale Thomas

    Narrator
    Amy Sellmyer

    Script
    Joseph Shea
    Susan Hale Thomas
    Amy Sellmyer

    Videographer
    Susan Hale Thomas

    Drone pilot
    Walter Immerzeel

    Additional footage
    Jitendra Bajracharya
    Inka Koch
    Maxime Litt
    Joseph Shea

    Music 
    "Asarai Mahina"
    Performed by Kutumba
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