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Glacier changes since the early 1960s, eastern Pamir, China
ZHANG Zhen; XU Jun-li; LIU Shi-yin; GUO Wan-qin; WEI Jun-feng; FENG Tong
Corresponding AuthorLIU Shi-yin
2016-02
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
ISSN1672-6316
Volume13Issue:2Pages:276-291
Subtype期刊论文
AbstractGlaciers in the eastern Pamir are important for water resources and the social and economic development of the region. In the last 50 years, these glaciers have shrunk and lost ice mass due to climate change. In order to understand recent glacier dynamics in the region, a new inventory was compiled from Landsat TM/ETM+ images acquired in 2009, free of clouds and with minimal snow cover on the glacierized mountains. The first glacier inventory of the area was also updated by digitizing glacier outlines from topographical maps that had been modified and verified using aerial photographs. Total glacier area decreased by 10.8%±1.1%, mainly attributed to an increase in air temperature, although precipitation, glacier size and topographic features also combined to affect the general shrinkage of the glaciers. The 19.3–21.4 km3 estimated glacier mass loss has contributed to an increase in river runoff and water resources.
KeywordGlacier Change Glacier Inventory Eastern Pamir Remote Sensing Mass Loss
DOI10.1007/s11629-014-3172-4
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
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Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/14074
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2016_Vol13 No.2
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ZHANG Zhen,XU Jun-li,LIU Shi-yin,et al. Glacier changes since the early 1960s, eastern Pamir, China[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2016,13(2):276-291.
APA ZHANG Zhen,XU Jun-li,LIU Shi-yin,GUO Wan-qin,WEI Jun-feng,&FENG Tong.(2016).Glacier changes since the early 1960s, eastern Pamir, China.Journal of Mountain Science,13(2),276-291.
MLA ZHANG Zhen,et al."Glacier changes since the early 1960s, eastern Pamir, China".Journal of Mountain Science 13.2(2016):276-291.
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