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HINDU-KUSH-HIMALAYAN (HKH) REGION

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    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Environment
  • Published
    12th Oct, 2020

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will collaborate with meteorological agencies in China and Pakistan to provide climate forecast services to countries in HKH region
  • HKH region spans Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • The HKH region is considered the Third Pole [after the North and South Poles], and has significant implications for climate.
  • It contains vast cryosphere zones, is also the world’s largest store of snow and ice outside the polar region, and the source of 10 major rivers.
  • There are proposals to establish a regional climate center that will provide forecasting services and climate analyses, which will be under World Meteorological Organization