Climate Change Monitoring

Imza GLOF Monitoring

Melting glaciers is a cause of concern not only in Nepal but also in the entire Himalayan region. As the components of environment preservation efforts,NREN have set up wireless network by the support of Keio University, Japan for the observation of potentially risk Imza Tsho Glacier Lake. Due to the rate of high portion of melting and the expansion it is the most potential unsafe glaciers of Khumbu region.

The project has set up two Field server equipped with web‐camera enclosed within a protective shield installed close to the end moraine of Imja Tsho. And three field servers at Namche Bazar. The camera with 360° view angle relays image of the lake through internet every 10 minute along with atmospheric data from the sensors. The project have deployed five (Air temp, Humidity, Solar Radiation, UV Radiation & CO2 concentration) sensors. These data are being regularly transmitted and can be accessed through internet interface (http://fsds.dc.affrc.go.jp/data4/Himalayan/) .The data is being uplinked through ISP facility in Namche Bazaar which is networked with the monitoring unit through relay points at Chhukung- ri and Quangde. As the period of three years the projects have collected vital information relate to the predication of changing Himalayan climate.

Khopra and Larke Weather Monitoring Station

As one of the initiatives towards addressing the climate change issues, NREN with the support of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Nepal Wireless has built two weather stations at Khopra and Larke hill of Kaski and Mustang district, respectively. Both stations have been collecting weather information (Temperature, Wind chill, Heat index, Humidity, Wind, Precipitation etc.) and the photos of the surrounding. NREN has been investing its international bandwidth and the technical expertise for this pilot project.

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