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Climate Change Vulnerability in Nepal using NASA EOS

Two parameters (temperature and precipitation) used in the Nepal vulnerability assessment, which considered gradual changes in temperature, precipitation, and extreme climate events. NASA EOS data was used to measure the change in temperature and precipitation using GLDAS and TRMM respectively. Image Credit: Marshall DEVELOP Team.
Two parameters (temperature and precipitation) used in the Nepal vulnerability assessment, which considered gradual changes in temperature, precipitation, and extreme climate events. NASA EOS data was used to measure the change in temperature and precipitation using GLDAS and TRMM respectively. Image Credit: Marshall DEVELOP Team.This research attempts to construct a means of assessing socio-economic and biophysical vulnerability across Nepal. Such assessments that partner both aspects of vulnerability are not readily available. This assessment, its datasets, methodology, and current and future vulnerability index maps, will be presented to Nepalese partner organizations and the government of Nepal’s National Planning Commission to provide supplemental tactics to respond and adapt to potential impacts of climate change.