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Title: The Himalayas: a third polar region
Authors: Bahadur J 
Keywords: ice;polar environment, India, Himalayas
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Snow and glacier hydrology. Proc. international symposium, Kathmandu, 1992
IAHS; Publication, 218
Project: Snow and Glacier Hydrology 
November 1992 
Abstract: The 1963 American Scientific Expedition to Everest first suggested that the Himalaya are effectively a third pole. In this article, some salient aspects of Himalaya and polar environments are dealt with and similarities between the Himalaya and the Arctic and the Antarctic are investigated. Nationally and internationally coordinated efforts aimed at monitoring the unique Himalayan environment are essential from several considerations.
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