The Annapurna region is an extremely interesting part of the Himalayas. Some of its peaks are among the highest in the world. In this region, it is possible to assess issues of geology, glaciology and geomorphology as well as the distribution of high alpine vegetation. It is also possible to study the rapid development of tourism and urbanisation in the area.
Go to the Exercises to work with the Case Studies dealing with the Annapurna area. Follow the directions given in the individual sections and learn how to use and work with satellite images. By doing this you will become familiar with high resolution satellite images and will be able to use this knowledge to organise your own case studies, using the images of other landscapes provided in the Resources section.
The Background section provides you with information on the Annapurna Conservation Area.