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Data/Information is the essential requirement for planning and development. “Climate Change & Himalayan ecosystem-indicator, Bio & water resources” consists basic information and data on glaciers, climate change indicators & projections, water resources and biodiversity hot spots ofMountHimalaya. Studies on “Climate change and the recession pattern of the Glaciers in the Himalaya” of this book concludes that “Possibility of the rivers in theHimalayasdrying up as a consequence of rapid degeneration of the glaciers is not borne out by the past history”. In this book , study conducted in watershed ofCentral Himalaya, a Decision Support System (DSS) is introduced as interactive tool that understands the problem and explores various courses about water demand and supply management to help decision makers. Himalayan foreland basin derivatives hold records of climatic changes in response to monsoonal circulation. In this study detrital records (11 to 5 Ma) of Ramgangasub-basinofHFBare focused to understand the climate aspect during its deposition. Himalayan biodiversity conservation is discussed in detail in this book. It infers that inHimalayawith the current technological capability, it is very certain that the present species extinction rate will overtake the biodiversity inventorization and characterization. Carbon sequestration potential of the forests ofHimalayais analyzed in this book. This book has a detailed account of the altitudinal shiftiness of butterflies due to increase of air temperature atWest Kamengdistrict of Arunachal Pradesh. Changes in NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) over a period of several years, is examined in this study to assess the changes caused by climate or socioeconomic aspects. This book will be a hand book for researchers, students, environmentalist and to administrators who are associated with multi dimensional decision support system in Mountain ecosystem.

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Author(s)Sundaresan J
PublisherScientific Publishers
Edition1st Edition
ISBN9788172338473
Pages216
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2013