Climate change impacts on mountain regions of the world

Introduction: Climate change impacts on mountain regions of the world
Image: US Geological Survey

 

Quelccaya Ice Cap: the shrinking of the world’s largest tropical ice field
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

 

Loss of glaciated area in the Cordillera Blanca
Image: European Space Agency (ESA) - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Zongo: a shrinking glacier in the Cordillera Real
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

 

The Rocky Mountains: warmer weather impacts runoff flows
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

The melting of the South Cascade Glacier
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Rwenzori Mountains: shrinking glaciers on Uganda’s Rainmaker
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Mount Kenya: a water tower in a semi-arid region
Image: European Space Agency (ESA) - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Mount Kilimanjaro: melting ice cap of ‘Africa’s rooftop’
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Rising temperatures and decreasing precipitation in the Atlas Mountains
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn: the retreat of Europe’s largest glacier
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Fluctuations of the Nigardsbreen maritime outlet glacier
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Sierra Nevada: a warming Mediterranean Biodiversity Hotspot
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Melting glaciers in the Caucasus Mountains
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Altai Mountains: the effect of climate change on Siberia’s 'water tower'
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Increasing temperatures in the Tien Shan Mountains
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Urumqi Glacier No. 1 retreating along the Silk Road
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Glacial retreat in the region of Muztag Ata
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Fedchenko Glacier: the retreat of the longest alpine glacier in the world
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Increased weather variability in the region of Nanda Devi
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

Risk of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods
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Increasing fires threaten the Greater Blue Mountains
Image: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)

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