Kashmiri boy from Tral becomes ‘first researcher who gives a key to the puzzle of Himalayan peaks’

BASHARAT RASHID Srinagar
June 22, 2018 BREAKING NEWS 884 Views
Kashmiri boy from Tral becomes ‘first researcher who gives a key to the puzzle of Himalayan peaks’

Kashmiri boy from Tral area of South Kashmir along with his Pune based professer became the first researchers, who have done recent research through Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune, and have found that the Himalaya-Karakoram range mountains are defying the erosion processes and, as a result, are rising and remaining tallest in the world.

Bilal Ahmad Wani, a resident of Chewa Ullar Tral, is an earth science researcher, who along with lead researcher and assistant professer IISER, Argha Banerjee, gave a key to the puzzle of himalyan peaks, which was never done before.

Bilal talking to this reporter said that, this was very tough job but they managed to make it possible with hard work and dedication. He said that they have have named this mechanism as ‘glacial buzzsaw’ which according to him is very effective.

“We are happy to share our publication which will give you a clear picture of Himalayan Glaciers without jumping to any rash conclusion. I’m very happy that this publication can take the responsibility of many scientific problems in a much broader and deeper way. I believe this publication must be fair to our readers. We should let our readers free to see it from more angles and perspectives,” Bilal Wani said.

He said that Geologists across the globe are trying to find an answer to the puzzle of why the Himalayas are so high. He further added that in this research they provided a study and clue to this well-known puzzle.

“We show that the glacial buzzsaw progressively gets blunted as the temperature becomes much colder, well below the freezing point of water. At a mean annual temperature below -10ºC, it is just too cold for frost-cracking to occur. As a result, the cold temperatures are actually protecting the high crests of the Himalayas and allowing it to defy the erosion processes,” Lead researcher and Assistant Professer Argha Banerjee has said .

The said researchers have said that same mechanism may also be protecting the trans-Antarctic mountains, also known to deviate from the process.

The IISER research according to Bilal, was recently published in the reputed and peer reviewed international journal, ‘Earth and Planetary Science Letters’.

On his achievement, Bilal’s friends have congratulated him and wished him good luck in future endeavours.
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