This is the protocol for a systematic review which will consider the evidence about glacier melt across the Himalayas. It will also consider the questions:
- Are glaciers advancing or retreating, and are there regional differences?
- Is the rate of glacial melt increasing across the region?
- In what areas of research is evidence lacking and how best could future work ensure a more complete evidence base is developed?
The protocol provides background information and details of the methods to be used.
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK, 17 pp.