As per reports from latest studies and research, Gangotri glacier that feeds the river Ganga has been affected, as the maximum temperature in the region has shot up by 0.9 degrees Celsius and snowfall reduced by 37 cm annually. A team of climate scientists recorded and analysed snow and meteorological parameters for a period of 13 years from 2000 to 2012 and found a warming trend.
The report would soon be published in the Current Science journal. Scientists from the institute, part of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Ministry of Defence, were based at ‘Bhojbasa’ observation station, nearly 5 km south from the Gangotri glacier snout named ‘Gaumukh’, to record the findings.
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