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The lab is well equipped with instruments required for the glaciological studies and analysis of field data, particularly for mass balance, hydrology, glacial sediments snow/ice chemistry, ice flow and ice thickness measurements, etc. There is a field station at an altitude of 3800 m and data on various aspects of glacier studies is being collected round the year. The laboratory at WIHG is equipped with the following.

The lab is equipped with the following instruments:

Electronic Distance Meter (EDM): used for topographic survey, stakes measurement for mass-balance studies and snout fluctuation.

Ground Penetrating Radar Survey (GPR): used for estimating the ice thickness of the glacier, bed rock topography and total snow accumulation/ablation in a budget year.

Sieve Shaker: used for grain size analyses of suspended sediments, moraines and supra, sub and englacial sediments.

Automatic Weather Station (AWS): Installed on the Chorabari glacier to collect meteorological data round the year.

Steam Drill Machine: used for stake networking ( drill duo to 12m) for mass balance and flow measurement.

The Water Chemistry Laboratory is dedicated to snow and water chemistry for environmental studies, chemical weathering of rocks and water quality of surface and groundwater. The lab is equipped with the following instruments.

Ion chromatograph (Model Dx 500 of Dionex Corporation, USA) for the analysis of major ions in water

Ultrapure Water Purification System (Millipore)

Clean Bench

Spectrophotometer (LaMotte, USA)

Portable Water Analysis Kit for physical parameter such as temp., pH, Conductivity, TDS and DO (LaMotte, USA)

Instruments for Bacteriological Analysis (Total Coliform, E. Coli and S.Coli) from IDEXX, USA using Colilert



The laboratory is equipped with the following.

Mirror Stereoscopes (for Air Photo interpretation)

Large Format Tracing facilities

Digital Image Processing facilities



The laboratory is equipped with the following.

Direct Shear Test Apparatus

Apparatus for Atterberg Limits (Liquid Limit and Plastic Limit)

Pycnometer for Specific Gravity Determination

Sieve Shaker (apparatus for grain size distribution)

Point Load Test Apparatus

Unconfined Compressive Strength Tester

Permeability Apparatus

High Precision Density Determination Apparatus

Slake Durability Apparatus

Schmidt Hammer

Standard Penetration Test Apparatus

Total Station with ATR capability



This laboratory equipped with High Energy Pulsor and Receiver Unit, Oscilloscope and High Frequency Transducer (1 MHz) for the measurement of the P- and S- wave velocities (Ultrasonic velocities) of rocks in the laboratory under normal pressure and temperature.

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