In a new publication in Nature Geoscience Walter Immerzeel and Marc Bierkens project an increase in runoff from Himalayan catchmants during the 21st century, despite a decline in glacier size. See why and how on:
or read the Utrecht University press release:
reference: W.W. Immerzeel, F. Pellicciotti en M.F.P. Bierkens, ‘Rising river flows throughout the twenty-first century in two Himalayan glacierized watersheds’, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo1896, 2013.