2nd Pamir reconnaissance in Pamir, Fedchenko Glacier has been completed by CADIP international team in August-September 2009. Two shallow ice-cores from an elevation of 5,000 m, ice-thickness radar measurements and GPS survey over all Fedchenko Glacier have been conducted during the expedition.Automatic meteorological station installed at elevation of 5,000 m for long-term meteorological monitoring.
A $1M collaborative research project (University of Idaho and University of Maine) has been granted by NSF Paleo-Climate Program for three years (2008-2011) for Reconstruction of Past Physical and Chemical Climate over Central Asia: Asian Ice Core Array (AICA).
New collaborative research project has been granted by NASA LCLUC Program for three years (2008-2011) to study climate, water resources and land surface degradation in Pamir mountains and Amu Dariya River basin.
Two new surface to bottom 95 m apart ice cores have been recovered from Grigorieva Glacier ice-cap (77o54'58"/41o58'44"), Tien Shan at elevation of 4600 m a.s.l. This research was accomplished by Japan-US team in a frame of CADIP International Project.
Central Asia Database is up and running! Your comments are welcome.
New research project: “Estimation of seasonal snow cover and glacial area changes at the Ob/Yenisey river heads during the last 50 years using NASA ESE products and in situ data “has been granted by NASA IPY Program for three years (2007-2010).
A new NSF grant has been received for Antarctic ice-core analysis for three years 2007-2010 in collaboration with the Climate Change Institute, the University of Maine.
Field work on the Fedchenko Glacier (Pamir) and the Grigorieva Glacier (Tien Shan) successfully completed. The reports are coming soon.