Appendix E

Acronyms and Abbreviations

ADPC     Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
AOT     aerosol optical thickness
 
BC     black carbon
 
CALIOP     Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization
CALIPSO     Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation
CRED     Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
 
DEMs     digital elevation models
DTM     digital terrain model
 
EF     environmental flow
EHP     elevated heat pump
ELA     equilibrium line altitude
EPS     expressed population signal
 
FAO     Food and Agriculture Organization
FUGs     forest user groups
 
GAR     Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction
GHG     greenhouse gas
GLIDE     GLobal IDEntifier
GLOF     glacial lake outburst flood
GRACE     Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
GRanD     Global Reservoir and Dam
GRUMP     Global Rural Urban Mapping Project
 
HKH     Hindu Kush-Himalayan
 
ICIMOD     International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
IPCC     Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
 
LIA     Little Ice Age
LLOF     landslide lake outburst food
 
masl     meters above sea level
MODIS     Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
MSU     Microwave Sounding Unit
 
NATHAN     Natural Hazards Assessment Network
NDSI     Normalized Difference Snow Index
NGO     nongovernmental organization
NRC     National Research Council
 
OCHA     Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OMI     ozone measuring instrument
 
POP     persistent organic pollutant
 
SAARC     South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SST     sea surface temperature
 
TP     Tibetan Plateau
 
WGMS     World Glacier Monitoring Service
WUAs     water user associations


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Appendix E Acronyms and Abbreviations ADPC Asian Disaster Preparedness Center ICIMOD International Centre for Integrated AOT aerosol optical thickness Mountain Development IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate BC black carbon Change CALIOP Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogo- LIA Little Ice Age nal Polarization LLOF landslide lake outburst flood CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation masl meters above sea level CRED Centre for Research on the Epidemi- MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging ology of Disasters Spectroradiometer MSU Microwave Sounding Unit DEMs digital elevation models DTM digital terrain model NATHAN Natural Hazards Assessment Network EF environmental flow NDSI Normalized Difference Snow Index EHP elevated heat pump NGO nongovernmental organization ELA equilibrium line altitude NRC National Research Council EPS expressed population signal OCHA Office for the Coordination of FAO Food and Agriculture Organization Humanitarian Affairs FUGs forest user groups OMI ozone measuring instrument GAR Global Assessment Report on POP persistent organic pollutant Disaster Risk Reduction GHG greenhouse gas SAARC South Asian Association for GLIDE GLobal IDEntifier Regional Cooperation GLOF glacial lake outburst flood SST sea surface temperature GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment TP Tibetan Plateau GRanD Global Reservoir and Dam GRUMP Global Rural Urban Mapping Project WGMS World Glacier Monitoring Service WUAs water user associations HKH Hindu Kush-Himalayan 137

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