Our Publications on Mountains


  • Caplins, L., and S.J. Halvorson. 2017. Collecting Ophiocordyceps sinensis: an emerging livelihood strategy in the Garhwal, Indian Himalaya. Journal of Mountain Science, 14: 390-402. 
  • Kamp, U. (ed.). 2017. Cryosphere. Special Issue, Geosciences, 7.
  • Veettil, B.K. & U. Kamp. 2017. Remote sensing of glaciers in the tropical Andes: a review. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38, 7101-7137.
  • Walther, M., A. Dashtseren, U. Kamp, K. Temujin, F. Meixner, C.G. Pan and Y. Gansukh. 2017. Glaciers, permafrost and lake levels at the Tsengel Khairkhan massif, Mongolian Altai, during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene. Geosciences, 7, 73, doi:10.3390/geosciences7030073.


  • Kamp, U., D. Alford & C.G. Pan (2016): Glaciers and Stream Flow in the Arun Basin, Nepal. The World Bank, Report AUS11095, Washington, D.C, 98 pp.


  • Alford, D., U. Kamp & C.G. Pan (2015): Assessment of the Role of Glsciers in Stream Flow from the Pamir and Tien Shan Mountains: The Role of Glaciers in the Hydrologic Regime of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya Basins. The World Bank, Report ACS12128, Washington D.C., 115 pp.
  • Kamp, U. & C.G. Pan (2015): Inventory of glaciers in Mongolia, derived from Landsat imagery from 1989 to 2011. Geografiska Annaler: Series A. Physical Geography. in press.


  • Alford, D., D. Archer, B. Bookhagen, W. Grabs, S. Halvorson, K. Hewitt, W. Immerzeel, U. Kamp & B. Krumwiede (2014): Monitoring Glaciers, Climate, and Runoff in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Mountains. The World Bank, South Asia Sustainable Development (SASDN), Environment and Water Resources Unit, Report 67668-SAS, 124 pp.
  • Krumwiede, B.S., U. Kamp, G.J. Leonard, A. Dashtseren & M.Walther (2014): Recent glacier changes in the Altai Mountains, western Mongolia: case studies from Tavan Bogd and Munkh Khairkhan. In: Kargel, J.S., M.P. Bishop, A. Kaab & B. Raup (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space. Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers. Praxis-Springer, Berlin, 481-508.
  • Piersall, A. & S. Halvorson (2014): Local perceptions of glacial retreat and livelihood impacts in the At-Bashy Range of Kyrgyzstan. GeoJournal, DOI 10.1007/s10708-014-9544-z.
  • Quincey, D., M.P. Bishop, A. Kaab, E. Berthier, B. Flach, T. Bolch, M. Buchroithner, U. Kamp, S.J.S. Khalsa, T. Toutin, U.K. Haritashya, A. Racoviteanu, J.F. Shroder & B. Raup (2014): Digital terrain modeling and glacier topographic characterization. In: Kargel, J.S., M.P. Bishop, A. Kaab & B. Raup (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space. Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers. Praxis-Springer, Berlin, 113-143.
  • Racoviteanu, A., T. Bolch, R. Bhambri, S. Bajracharya, P. Mool, R.K. Chaujar, J. Kargel, G. Leonard, R. Furfaro, A. Kääb, R. Rauenfelder, I. Sossna, U. Kamp, M. Byrne, A.V. Kulkarni, I.M. Baghuna, E. Berthier, Y. Arnaud, M.P. Bishop & J.F. Shroder (2014): Himalayan glaciers (India, Bhutan, Nepal). In: Kargel, J.S., M.P. Bishop, A. Kaab & B. Raup (Eds.), Global Land Ice Measurements from Space. Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers. Praxis-Springer, Berlin, 549-582.


  • Kamp, U. & K.G. McManigal (2013): Glacier Retreat in Mongolia. Flyer about glacier monitoring and research expeditions to the Turgen Mountains of Mongolia. Produced by the Royal Geographic Society and distributed to 650 High Schools in the U.K. as part of science education curriculum.
  • Kamp, U., B.S. Krumwiede, K.G. McManigal, C.G. Pan, M. Walther & A. Dashtseren (2013): The Glaciers of Mongolia. Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) Occasional Papers, 61, 48 pp.
  • Kamp, U., B.S. Krumwiede, K.G. McManigal, M. Walther & A. Dashtseren (2013): Glaciers of Mongolia. In: Williams, R.S., Jr. & J.G. Ferrigno (eds.), State of the Earth's Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Glaciers, Global Snow Cover, Floating Ice, and Permafrost and Periglacial Environments. Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386–A, A75 and A128.
  • Kamp, U., K.G. McManigal, A. Dashtseren & M. Walther (2013): Documenting glacial changes between 1910, 1970, 1992 and 2010 in the Turgen Mountains, Mongolian Altai, using repeated photographs, topographic maps and satellite imagery. The Geographical Journal, 179, 248-263.
  • Kamp, U. & L.A. Owen (2013): Polygenetic landscapes. In: Shroder JF, Owen, L.A. (Eds.), Tectonic Geomorphology, Treatise in Geomorphology, 5, Academic Press, San Diego, 370-393.
  • Khan, S.F., U. Kamp & L.A. Owen (2013): Documenting five years of landsliding after the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, using repeat photography. Geomorphology, 197, 45-55.
  • McManigal, K.G. (2013): Blackfoot Reservations. Map in book chapter by M. Miyashita.
  • McManigal, K.G. (2013): Ride Greater Yellowstone. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine. 
  • McManigal, K.G. (2013): Touring Central Montana. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine.  
  • Napieralski, J.A., I. Barr, U. Kamp & M. Kervyn (2013): Remote sensing and GIScience in geomorphological mapping. In: Shroder JF, Bishop, M.P. (Eds.), Remote Sensing and GIScience in Geomorphology, Treatise in Geomorphology, 3, Academic Press, San Diego, 187-227.


  • McManigal, K.G. (2012): In the Land of the Long White Cloud, NZ. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine.
  • McManigal, K.G. (2012): Mongolia by Bike. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine. 
  • McManigal, K.G. (2012): The Canadian Flathead. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine.
  • McManigal, K.G., S.J. Halvorson, N. Wangdi, U. Kamp & T. Wangchuk (2012): An investigation of glacial retreat and impacts on water security in Lunana Valley, Bhutan. Himalaya, 31, 52-54.
  • Roa-Lobo, J.G. & U. Kamp (2012): Using the topographic wetness index (TWI) for the assessment of flood hazard in Trujillo State, Venezuela. Revista Geográfica Venezolana, 53, 109-126. (In Spanish).


  • Copland, L., T. Sylvestre, M.P. Bishop, J.F. Shroder, Y.B. Seong, L.A. Owen, A.B.G. Bush & U. Kamp (2011): Expanded and recently increased glacier surging in the Karakoram. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 43, 503-516.
  • Dortch, J.M., L.A. Owen, M.W. Caffee & U. Kamp (2011): Catastrophic partial drainage of Pangong Tso, Ladakh, northern India and Tibet. Geomorphology, 125, 109-121.
  • Kamp, U., M. Byrne & T. Bolch (2011): Glacier fluctuations between 1975 and 2008 in the Greater Himalaya Range of Zanskar, southern Ladakh. Journal of Mountain Science, 8, 374-389.
  • Kamp, U. & L.A. Owen (2011): Late Quaternary glaciation of northern Pakistan. In: Ehlers, J., P.L. Gibbard &  P.D. Hughes (Eds.), Quaternary Glaciations: Extent and Chronology, Part IV: A Closer Look. Development in Quaternary Science, 15, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 909-927.
  • McManigal, M.G. (2012): Swiss Alpine Bike Route #1. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine.
  • Shroder, J.F., L.A. Owen, Y.B. Seong, M.P. Bishop, R.C. Finkel, M.W. Caffee & U. Kamp (2011): The role of mass movements on landscape evolution in the Central Karakoram: discussion and speculation. Quaternary International, 236, 34-47.


  • Bishop, M.P., A.B.G. Bush, L. Copland, U. Kamp, L.A. Owen, Y.B. Seong & J.F.Shroder Jr. (2010): Climate change and mountain topographic evolution in the Central Karakoram, Pakistan. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100, 772-793.
  • Halvorson, S.J. & J.P. Hamilton (2010): In the Aftermath of the 2005 Qa’yamat: The Kashmir Earthquake Disaster in Northern Pakistan. Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy, and Management, 34, 184-204.
  • Kamp, U., L.A. Owen, B.J. Growley & G.A. Khattak (2010): Back analysis of landslide susceptibility zonation mapping for the 2005 Kashmir earthquake: an assessment of the reliability of susceptibility zoning maps. Natural Hazards, 54, 1-25.
  • Khattak, G.A., L.A. Owen, U. Kamp & E.L. Harp (2010): Evolution of earthquake-triggered landslides in the Kashmir Himalaya, northern Pakistan. Geomorphology, 115, 102-108.
  • McManigal, M.G. (2010): Billy The Kid Trail. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine.
  • McManigal, M.G. (2010): St. Albans Raiders. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine.
  • McManigal, M.G. (2010): Two Africas. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine.
  • Mohadjer, S., R. Bendick, S.J. Halvorson, U. Saydullaev, O. Abduaziz, C. Stickler & Z.R. Adam (2010): Earthquake Emergency Education in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Journal of Geoscience Education, 58, 86-94.


  • Copland, L., S. Pope, M.P. Bishop, J.F.Shroder, P. Clendon, A. Bush, U. Kamp, Y.B. Seong & L.A. Owen (2009): Glacier velocities across the central Karakoram. Annals of Glaciology, 50, 41-49.
  • Dortch, J.M., L.A. Owen, W. Haneberg, M.W. Caffee, C. Dietsch, U. Kamp (2009): Nature and timing of great landslides in northern India. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 1037-1054.
  • McManigal, K.G. (2009): Glacial Lake Missoula. Map in Cartography Design Annual.
  • McManigal, K.G. (2009): Norway in Granny Gear. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine.
  • McManigal, K.G. (2009): Riding the Roof of the World, Tibet. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine.
  • McManigal, K.G. (2009): September in the San Juans. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine.
  • Seong, Y.B., M.P. Bishop, A. Bush, P. Clendon, L. Copland, R. Finkel, U. Kamp, L.A. Owen, & J.F. Shroder (2009): Landforms and landscape evolution in the Skardu, Shigar, and Braldu valleys, Central Karakoram Mountains. Geomorphology, 103, 251-267.
  • Seong, Y.B., L.A. Owen, M.W. Caffee, U. Kamp, M.P. Bishop, A. Bush, L. Copland & J.F. Shroder (2009): Rates of basin-wide rockwall retreat in the K2 region of the Central Karakoram defined by 10Be terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides. Geomorphology, 107, 254-262.


  • Halvorson, S.J. (2008): Critical Water Problems in Tajikistan: Inventory and Prospect. Geographishe Rundschau International Edition, 4, 12-18.
  • Kamp, U., B.J. Growley, G.A. Khattak & L.A. Owen (2008): GIS-based landslide susceptibility mapping for the 2005 Kashmir earthquake region. Geomorphology, 101, 631-642.
  • McManigal, M.G. (2008): Enrique’s Colombia. Map in Adventure Cyclist Magazine. 
  • Owen, L.A., U. Kamp, G.A. Khattak, E. Harp, D.K. Keefer & M. Bauer (2008): Landslides triggered by the October 8, 2005, Kashmir earthquake. Geomorphology, 94, 1-9.
  • Roa-Lobo, J.G. & U. Kamp (2008): Digital elevation models (DEMs) from spaceborne systems: an introduction and comparative analyses in the Cordillera of Mérida, Venezuela. Revista Geográfica Venezolana, 49, 11-42. (In Spanish).
  • Seong, Y.B., L.A. Owen, M.P. Bishop, A. Bush, P. Clendon, L. Copland, R. Finkel, U. Kamp & J.F. Shroder (2008): Rates of fluvial bedrock incision within an actively uplifting orogen: Central Karakoram Mountains, northern Pakistan. Geomorphology, 97, 274-286.
  • Seong, Y.B., L.A. Owen, M.P. Bishop, A. Bush, P. Clendon, L. Copland, R. Finkel, U. Kamp & J.F. Shroder (2008): Reply to comments by Matthias Kuhle. (Kuhle, M., 2008. Correspondence on “Quaternary glacier history of the Central Karakoram” by Yeong Bae Seong, Lewis A. Owen, Michael P. Bishop, Andrew Bush, Penny Clendon, Luke Copland, Robert Finkel, Ulrich Kamp and John F. Shroder Jr., Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 3384-3405). Quaternary Science Reviews, 27, 1656-1658.


  • Bolch, T., M. Buchroithner, A. Kunert & U. Kamp (2007): Automated delineation of debris-covered glaciers based on ASTER data. In: Gomarasca, M.A. (Ed.): GeoInformation in Europe, Proceedings 27th Annual Symposium European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), June 4-7, 2007, Bozen, Italy, Millpress, Rotterdam, 403-410.
  • Halvorson, S.J. & J. Parker Hamilton (2007): Vulnerability and the Erosion of Seismic Culture in Mountainous Central Asia. Mountain Research and Development, 27, 322-331.
  • Parker Hamilton, J. & S.J. Halvorson (2007): The 2005 Kashmir Earthquake: A Perspective on Women’s Experiences. Mountain Research and Development, 27, 296-301.
  • Seong, Y.B., L.A. Owen, M.P. Bishop, A. Bush, P. Clendon, L. Copland, R. Finkel, U. Kamp & J.F. Shroder (2007): Quaternary glacial history of the Central Karakoram. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 3384-3405.


  • Bolch, T. & U. Kamp (2006): Glacier mapping in high mountains using DEMs, Landsat and ASTER data. Proceedings 8th International Symposium on High Mountain Remote Sensing Cartography (HMRSC), March 20-27, 2005, La Paz, Bolivia, Grazer Schriften der Geographie und Raumforschung, 41, Graz, 13-24.
  • Bolch, T., U. Kamp & M. Buchroithner (2006): Glaciers from space: examining new methods for mapping debris-covered glaciers at Mt. Everest, Nepal from space. GeoConnexion International Magazine, 5, 58-59.
  • McManigal, K.G. (2006): Applying Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques to Measuring Mass Loss in the Palisade Glacier, Sierra Nevada, California. The California Geographer.
  • McManigal, K.G. (2006): Correlation of Temperature and Snow Water Equivalency in the Sierra Nevada. Proceedings of the Western Snow Conference Annual Symposium.


  • Bolch, T., U. Kamp & J. Olsenholler (2005): Using ASTER and SRTM DEMs for studying geomorphology and glaciers in high mountain areas. In: Oluic, M. (Ed.): New Strategies for European Remote Sensing, Proceedings 24th Annual Symposium European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), May 25-27, 2004, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Millpress, Rotterdam, 119-127.
  • Kamp, U., T. Bolch & J. Olsenholler (2005): Geomorphometry of Cerro Sillajhuay (Andes, Chile/Bolivia): comparison of digital elevation models (DEMs) from ASTER remote sensing data and contour maps. Geocarto International, 20, 23-34.


  • Halvorson, S.J. (2004): Women's Management of the Household Health Environment: Responding to Childhood Diarrheal Disease in the Northern Areas, Pakistan. Health and Place, 10, 43-58.
  • Kamp, U. & K. Haserodt (2004): Quaternary glaciations in the high mountains of northern Pakistan. In: Ehlers, J. & P.L. Gibbard (Eds.), Quaternary Glaciations: Extent and Chronology, Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Antarctica. Development in Quaternary Science, 2c, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 293-311.
  • Kamp, U., K. Haserodt & J.F. Shroder (2004): Quaternary landscape evolution in the eastern Hindu Kush, Pakistan. Geomorphology, 57, 1-27.


  • Bolch, T. & U. Kamp (2003): Evaluation of digital elevation models from ASTER data for high mountain regions (Cerro Sillajhuay, Chile/Bolivia). Kartographische Nachrichten, 53, 224-230. (In German).
  • Halvorson, S.J. (2003): Placing' Health Risks in the Karakoram: Local Perceptions of Disease, Dependency, and Social Change in Northern Pakistan. Mountain Research and Development, 23, 271-277.
  • Halvorson, S.J. (2003): A Geography of Children's Vulnerability: Gender, Household Resources, and Water-Related Disease Hazard in Northern Pakistan. The Professional Geographer, 55, 120-133.
  • Halvorson, S.J. et al. (2003): Firestorms 2000: A Bitter Root Oral History. Missoula, MT: Bitter Root Valley Historical Society.
  • Kamp, U., T. Bolch & J. Olsenholler (2003): DEM generation from ASTER satellite data for geomorphometric analysis of Cerro Sillajhuay, Chile/Bolivia. ASPRS 2003 Annual Proceedings, May 5-9, 2003, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A., 9 pp., CD-ROM.


  • Halvorson, S.J. (2002): Environmental Health Risks and Gender in the Karakoram-Himalaya, Pakistan. The Geographical Review, 92, 257-281.
  • Halvorson, S.J. (2002): The Fires of 2000: Community Response and Recovery in the Bitter Root Valley, Western Montana. Quick Response Research Report #151. Boulder, Colorado: Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado.
  • Kamp, U. & K. Haserodt (2002): Quaternary glaciations in the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and West-Himalaya, Pakistan: an overview. Eiszeitalter und Gegenwart, 51, 93-113. (In German).
  • Owen, L.A., U. Kamp, J.Q. Spencer & K. Haserodt (2002): Timing and style of Late Quaternary glaciations in the eastern Hindu Kush, Chitral, northern Pakistan: a review and revision of the glacial chronology based on new optically stimulated luminescence dating. Quaternary International, 97/98, 41-55.


  • Bishop, M.P., R. Bonk, U. Kamp & J.F. Shroder (2001): Terrain analysis and data modeling for alpine glacier mapping. Polar Geography, 25, 182-201.
  • Kamp, U. (2001): Late Quaternary terraces and valley development in Chitral, eastern Hindu Kush. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, 45, 453-475. (In German).
  • Kamp, U. (2001): Late Quaternary glaciation in Chitral, eastern Hindu Kush, Pakistan. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, 37, 81-106. (In German).


  • Aziz, N. & S.J. Halvorson (1999): Women’s Involvement: A Switch in Thinking, Hoto, Pakistan. In: PLA (Participatory Learning and Action) Notes: Community Water Management, edited by M.P. Lammerink and D. de Jong. London: International Institute for Environment and Development, 47-51.
  • Halvorson, S.J., N. Aziz & K. Alibhoy (1999): Development of Strategies to Involve Women in Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Interventions in Northern Pakistan: Experiences of the Water and Sanitation Extension Programme, in Proceedings of the 24th WEDC Conference, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1998: Sanitation and Water for All, edited by J. Pickford. Leicestershire, UK: Loughborough University.
  • Kamp, U. (1999): Late Quaternary Geomorphology and Glaciations in the Eastern Hindu Kush, Chitral, Pakistan. Berliner Geographische Studien, 50, Berlin, 254 pp. (In German).


  • Halvorson, S.J. (1998): Linking Water, Diarrheal Diseases, and Mothers’ Knowledge: A Case Study from Northern Pakistan. Report to the Aga Khan Health Services Pakistan, Gilgit, Northern Areas.
  • Komoll, A. & U. Kamp (1998): Formal and general knowledge and its effects on regional development and society in Chitral, Pakistani Hindu Kush. Die Erde, 129, 285-299. (In German).


  • Halvorson, S.J. (1994): Women, Water, and Sanitation: Lessons from the Field. Technical Report. Women and Development Section, Aga Khan Rural Support Program. Gilgit, Pakistan: AKRSP.