Himalayan Katabatic Winds

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The Himalayan Katabatic Winds, as studied in December 2023, refer to a phenomenon where rising global temperatures cause Himalayan glaciers to cool the air in contact with their surfaces, leading to the flow of cold, dense katabatic winds downhill. This process is a response to climate change, marked by a decrease in maximum air temperatures and precipitation in the region. Researchers have utilized climatic data from Mount Everest and other parts of the Himalayas to understand these dynamics. Their findings highlight challenges such as data scarcity and complex glacier-climate interactions. Looking forward, they emphasize the need for long-term data collection and multidisciplinary research to assess broader impacts on ecosystems, water resources, and permafrost.

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