They form a 1,500 mile broad crescent by way of Northeastern Pakistan, Northern India, Southern Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. The Himalayas are the highest mountain range in the world.

“The glaciers really protect the surface and permit the mountains to grow greater.” “Climate, especially by way of glaciers, has a really massive impression on how big mountains get,” mentioned Reiners, a UA professor of geosciences. Glaciers atop mountains in temperate latitudes move downhill, scouring away the floor of the mountain. Over millennia, such erosion can scale back the height and width of a mountain range by miles. The staff discovered the protective results of glaciers by learning the Andes Mountains within the southernmost region of South America, generally known as Patagonia.

Prominent latest examples embrace Tibetans, Kashmiris, Kurds, Irian Jayans, and other minorities in Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Guatemala, Kosovo, Peru, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Mountain peopleGiven the crucial … Read More