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Prajjwal Panday: Cryospheric and hydrological processes in the Himalayan region

April 15, 2018

Prajjwal Panday delivered a talk on “Cryospheric and Hydrological Processes in the Himalayan region: An assessment of snowmelt dynamics, hydrology, and climatic hazards” as part of the Yale Himalaya Initiative Spring 2018 series.

Dr. Panday discussed the increasing possibilities for climate extremes and weather hazards in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region and shared his findings on the effects of climate change on the region’s river basins. Using remote sensing data, Dr. Panday summarized snowmelt processes, snowmelt hydrology, and climate extremes, including hazards such as flooding and landslides. Dr. Panday also emphasized the connections between climate change, hydrological processes, and food security in the vulnerable HKH region.

Dr. Panday is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Nichols College. He is a geographer with expertise in environmental modeling, hydro-climatology, remote sensing, and geospatial technologies. His research interests include determining linkages between climate variability, anthropogenic changes, and land-water interactions in the Himalayas as well as the Amazon.

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