Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE)
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Geography, Climatology
- SASE which is a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has issued an Avalanche warning to Leh in Ladakh region.
- SASE’s objective: To be a centre of excellence in ‘Cryospheric Science and Technology’ to facilitate high operational mobility for troops in snow bound regions of Indian Himalayas.
- HQ of SASE is located near Manali, Himachal Pradesh.
- The cryosphereis the frozen water part of the Earth system. Thus it includes those portions of Earth’s surface where water is in solid form, including sea ice, lake ice, river ice, snow cover, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, and frozen ground.