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Asian glaciers are a reliable water source


The people, economies and agriculture of central Asia and parts of south Asia rely on water from mountains. Modelling suggests that glacier melt, in particular, is a key water source during dry periods in some of these regions. See Article p.169

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Figure 1: The Hunza Valley in the Karakoram mountains.



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Bolch, T. Asian glaciers are a reliable water source. Nature 545, 161–162 (2017).

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