Articles | Volume 40, issue 1
Regular paper
31 Jan 2022
Regular paper |  | 31 Jan 2022

Snow cover variability and trend over the Hindu Kush Himalayan region using MODIS and SRTM data

Nirasindhu Desinayak, Anup K. Prasad, Hesham El-Askary, Menas Kafatos, and Ghassem R. Asrar

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The study presents long-term altitudinal changes and variability (spatial and temporal; during 2000–2017) in the coverage of snow and glaciers in one of the world’s largest mountainous regions, i.e., the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. The western zone and high-altitude regions (above 6000 m) show no significant decline in snow cover, whereas the lower-altitude regions (< 6000 m) show a variable but statistically significant decline in snow cover in the central and eastern zones (5 %–15 %).