About this Research Topic
This Research Topic seeks to advance understanding of the impacts of climate change on freshwater resources and hazards in mountain environments, and to inform policy and management. Consequently, articles focused on mountainous regions that advance our understanding of mountain hydrology and contributions to streamflow for water-stressed areas, risks such as glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), and slope instability due to the degradation of permafrost are especially welcome. Preference will be given to articles that consider all sources of water (e.g. snow, glaciers of all types, groundwater, precipitation), a range of risks to humans and/or ecosystems, and seasonal to decadal-scale variability. Other desirable characteristics include studies rooted in field measurements and/or Citizen Science and those that provide near-future projections (< 2050), robust uncertainty analyses and/or regional comparisons. Authors are encouraged to include local/indigenous knowledge and perspectives and/or reflect on relevant policy and management strategies within their region of interest or across mountainous regions.
Keywords: Water, hazards, mountains, Drylands, Climate
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