1st Edition

Polar Ice and Global Warming in Cryosphere Regions

Edited By Neloy Khare Copyright 2024
    318 Pages 38 Color & 133 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    318 Pages 38 Color & 133 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Polar Ice and Global Warming in Cryosphere Regions is based on recent and past climate variabilities data gathered through satellites and spatial-temporal analysis to explain the role of global warming on cryosphere regions such as high-latitude Himalaya, Arctic and Antarctic regions, and the surrounding Southern Ocean and Arctic Ocean. Through several case studies the book describes the atmospheric processes and their interactions with high-latitude regions toward a better understanding of climate variability. Understanding cryosphere regions helps readers develop plausible models for disaster risk management and policy on different polar events.


    • Presents a thorough review on climate variability over the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, and the impact of climate variability and global warming on cryosphere regions
    • Explains how the inferred climatological environmental conditions using natural archives may shed light on climate scenarios in cryosphere regions
    • Includes case studies on globally connected geoscientific phenomena in the Himalayan, Arctic, and Antarctic regions
    • Discusses the use of natural archives to explain the current climate scenario in the cryosphere regions

    Intended for researchers, academics, and graduate students following oceanography, meteorology, or environmental studies, and those working on projects related to climate change in governmental organizations, institutions, and global NGOs, this book outlines ways in which readers can initiate plans and policies to help mitigate the effects of global warming in these regions.

    1. Cryosphere and Changing Climates - An Introduction

    Neloy Khare


    2. Assessment of the Recession Rate and Surface Velocity of the Gangotri Glacier, Garhwal Himalaya India: A Geospatial Approach 

    Savati Sharma, Ajay Kumar Taloor, Harish Bisht, et al. 


    3. Modelling a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood of Sona-Sar Lake in the Jhelum Basin of Kashmir Himalayas, India Using HEC-RAS 

    Rayees Ahmed, Savati Sharma, Gowhar Farooq Wani, et al. 


    4. Hindukush Karakoram Himalayan Glaciers: A Cryospheric Asset

     Anil V Kulkarni, Roja Asharaf, and Ashim Sattar


    5. Response of Global Warming on Glaciers of Garhwal Himalaya, India: A Remote Sensing and GIS Approach

    Dhirendra Kumar, Anoop Kumar Singh, Pawan Kumar Gautam, et al. 


    6. Understanding Global Warming through Polar Ice 

    Shabnam Choudhary, Syed Mohammad Saalim, and Neloy Khare


    7. Antarctic Sea Ice:  A Climate Change Perspective 

    Mihir Kumar Dash


    8. Effect of Climate Change on the Multifractal Properties of the Sea-Ice Concentration around the Indian Antarctic Stations Maitri and Bhatri 

    Sunnet Dwivedi


    9. Spatial and Temporal Variations in Surface Energy Balance of Antarctic Snow and Blue-Ice

    V. D. Mishra and P. Srivastava


    10. Spatio and Temporal Variability of Physical Parameters in the Prydz Bay for Climate Change 

    S. M. Pednekar


    11. Understanding the Predictability of East Artic Sea Ice in a Warming Environment

    Suneet Dwivedi


     12. Spatio-Temporal Variation in Surface Mass Balance Patterns of Vestre Brøggerbreen Glacier, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard since 2011

    Surendra Jat, Pradeep Kumar, Abhishek Verma, et al. 


    13. Arctic Amplification and Monsoon Variability

    Rajib Chattopadhyay, Mahesh Kalshetti, R Phani, et al. 


    Dr. Neloy Khare is an Adviser and Scientist G to the government of India at MoES. He has 30 years of experience in the field of paleoclimate research, teaching, science management, administration, coordination for scientific programs (including the Indian Polar Program) etc. Dr. Khare completed his PhD on tropical marine region and has made significant contributions in the field of palaeoclimatology of Southern high latitude regions (the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean) using Micropaleontology as a tool. Dr. Khare has been conferred honorary professor and adjunct professor by many Indian universities. He has a very impressive list of research publications to his credit, has been a guest editor for special issues of scientific journals, and has authored/edited many books published by leading international publishers. The government of India and many professional bodies have bestowed him with prestigious awards for his humble scientific contributions to Climate Change, Oceanography, Polar Science and Southern Oceanography. The most coveted award is the Rajiv Gandhi National Award - 2013 conferred by the Honorable President of India. Dr. Khare has sailed in the Arctic Ocean as a part of “Science PUB” in 2008 during the International Polar Year campaign for scientific exploration and became the first Indian to sail in the Arctic Ocean.