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Tsar Icicle

The Tsar Icicle recently collapsed killing four tourists in Russia. What is Tsar Icicle? The Vilyuchinsky waterfall in winter is called Tsar Icicle. The Vilyuchinsky waterfall lies in Kamchatka peninsula. It is home to more than one hundred and sixty volcanoes. Of these twenty-nine are still active. Many of these volcanoes are capped with glaciers. ..

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Regional Climate Centre for Himalayas

India is to establish a regional climate centre in the Himalayan mountain region. The centre will provide weather related services to India and also to its neighbours. Similar centre is being built by China on its side of the Himalayas. About the Centre The hilly terrain of India includes the Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats, the ..

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Melting of glaciers in Sikkim

Scientists in Dehradun recently highlighted that the glaciers in Sikkim are melting at a faster rate than in rest of Himalayas. The Study The scientists at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun studied 23 glaciers in Sikkim. They studied the effect of climate change on these glaciers during the period of 1991 to 2015. ..

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Glaciers in Sikkim melts faster than others in Himalayan region

The Scientists from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun have recently found that glaciers in Sikkim are melting at a higher magnitude than other Himalayan regions. The Institute is an autonomous research institute for the study of Geology of the Himalayas, under the Department of Science and Technology. The study, which has been published in Science of ..

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Sikkim Glaciers are being lost at faster rate than other parts of Himalayan parts

The Scientists of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun conducted a study and have found that glaciers in Sikkim region are melting at faster rates as compared to other Himalayan regions. Key Findings The study has assessed around 23 glaciers and their spread since 1991 to 2015. The larger glaciers are thinning in size and ..

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