Contents of Volume 2; Preface; Preface to Volume 1; Acknowledgements; Conference committees; List of authors/members of the project; Conversion units; Proceedings: Part I. Inauguration: 1. Inaugural Address President Zia-ul-Haq; 2. Address by Lord Shackleton K. G.; 3. Address of welcome Minister of Education. Mr Muhammad Ali Khan; 4. Some recent technological advances applied to problems in earth sciences K. J. Miller; Part II. Glaciology: 5. Recent variations of some glaciers in the Karakoram mountains Zhang Xiangsong; 6. Some studies of the Batura glacier in the Karakoram mountains Shi Yafeng and Zhang Xiangsong; 7. Some observations on glacier surges with notes on the Roslin glacier, East Greenland A. J. Colvill; 8. A surging advance of Balt Bare glacier, Karakoram mountains Wang Wenying, Huang Maohuan and Chen Jianming; 9. The distribution of glaciers on the Qinghai-Xizang plateau and its relationship to atmospheric circulation Li Jijun and Xu Shuying; 10. Techniques for the study of glacial fluctuations F. A. Perrott and A. S. Goudie; 11. Survey and analysis systems for the Vatnajokull ice-depth sounding expedition 1977 J. F. Bishop and K. J. Miller; 12. Electronic design and performance of an impulse radar ice-depth sounding system used on the Vatnajokull ice-cap, Iceland A. D. G. Cumming, R. L. Ferrari and G. Owen; 13. Results of impulse radar ice-depth sounding on the Vatnajokull ice-cap, Iceland J. F. Bishop, A. D. G. Cumming, R. L. Ferrari and K. J. Miller; 14. The mechanics of fracture applied to ice K. J. Miller; 15. Fracture toughness of glacier ice R. M. Andrews, A. R. McGregor and K. J. Miller; Part III. Survey: 16. Indo-Asian convergence and the 1913 survey line connecting the Indian and Russian triangulation surveys R. Bilham and D. Simpson; 17. The Pakistan to Russia triangulation connexion: past and projected error analyses T. O. Crompton; 18. Special techniques for surveying on moving terrain J. L. W. Walton; 19. Variations of the Batura glacier's surface from repeated surveys Chen Jianming; 20. Point-positioning by doppler satellite J. P. Allen; Part IV. Earthquakes: 21. Tectonic studies in the Alpine Himalayan belt G. King and J. Jackson; 22. Earthquake activity and tectonics of the Himalaya and its surrounding regions Teng Ji Wen and Lin Ban Zuo; 23. Basement fault reactivation in young fold mountain belts J. A. Jackson; Part V. Housing and Natural Hazards: 24. Experimental studies of the effect of earthquakes on small adobe and masonry buildings D. F. T. Nash and R. J. Spence; 25. Traditional housing in seismic areas R. J. Spence and A. W. Coburn; 26. House types and structures in Chitral District Israr-ud-Din; 27. The vulnerability and reduction of damage risk in small houses subject to natural hazards I. Davis; 28. Settlements and buildings as the physical expression of a culture: a case study in Nigeria J. C. Moughtin; 29. The analysis of local building materials and building techniques R. E. Hughes; Part VI. Geomorphology: 30. Sedimentological analysis of glacial and proglacial debris: a framework for the study of Karakoram glaciers E. Derbyshire; 31. High altitude rock weathering processes W. B. Whalley; 32. Techniques for investigating meltwater runoff and erosion R. I. Ferguson, D. N. Collins and W. B. Whalley; 33. The geomorphology of high magnitude - low frequency events in the Karakoram mountains D. Brunsden and D. K. C. Jones; 34. New perspectives on the Pleistocene and Holocene sequences of the Potwar plateau and adjacent areas of Northern Pakistan H. M. Rendell; 35. The loess of Tajik SSR A. S. Goudie, H. M. Rendell and P. A. Bull.