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Prashant BaralPrashant Baral (Nepal) is a PhD candidate at NIIT University, India. Originally from Bhadrapur in eastern Nepal, he completed his masters at Kathmandu University in 2013 with expertise in glacier mass balance measurements and analysis of meteorological variables.

During a research internship at ICIMOD in Nepal, Prashant studied permafrost distribution in the Himalayas. Later, he worked as Research Associate at ICIMOD and Kathmandu University in Nepal. In 2017, he moved to Rajasthan in India for his doctoral research, which is focused on simulating permafrost conditions in the Himalayan region using remotely sensed data and computational models.

Prashant was selected from almost 100 candidates for our Mentoring and Training Program in IPCC Processes for Early Career Mountain Researchers, a joint initiative between the MRI, University of Zurich, Helvetas, and ICIMOD, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Go to project page: Contribution to Sixth Assessment Cycle of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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