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- Zhang, Fan; Thapa, Sahadeep; Immerzeel, Walter; Zhang, Hongbo; Lutz, Arthur
- Water Security 2019 v.7 pp. 100033
- basins; drying; glaciers; groundwater; melting; models; rain; rivers; runoff; snow; temporal variation; water security; watersheds
- ... The Third Pole is the headwater region for Asian major rivers providing water for millions of people inside and around. Driven by rainfall and snowfall with large spatial and temporal variation in their amount, water availability reviewed here is buffered by snow, glaciers, groundwater and springs. Most glaciers have been losing mass contributing to annual excess discharge. Significant depletions ...