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State and fate of the remaining tropical mountain glaciers in Australasia using satellite imagery
Bijeesh Kozhikkodan VEETTIL; WANG Shan-shan
Corresponding AuthorBijeesh Kozhikkodan VEETTIL
2018-03
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
ISSN1672-6316
EISSN1672-6316
Volume15Issue:3Pages:495-503
Subtype期刊论文
AbstractTropical glaciers are extremely sensitive to a warming climate. In this paper, the evolution of the remaining tropical glaciers in Australasia (Irian Jaya, Indonesia) during the period 1988-2015 was quantified. Landsat series images, a digital elevation model from SRTM, and previously published data were used. Estimated total glacier area in 1988, 1993, 1997 and 2004 was 3.85 km2±0.13 km2, 3.01 km2±0.08 km2, 2.49 km2±0.07 km2 and 1.725 km2 ±0.042 km2, respectively. Only 0.58 km2±0.016 km2 glacierized area remained in 2015 in Puncak Jaya, which is about 84.9% loss in just 27 years. If this rate continued, the remaining tropical glaciers in Australasia would disappear in the 2020s. Time-series analysis of climate variables showed significant positive trends in air temperature (0.009°C per year) and relative humidity (0.43% per year) but no considerable tendency was observed for precipitation. Warming climate together with mining activities would accelerate loss of glacier coverage in this region.
KeywordGlacier shrinkage Puncak Jaya Tropical glaciers Climate change
DOI10.1007/s11629-017-4539-0
Indexed BySCIE
Language英语
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Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/23167
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science _Journal of Mountain Science-2018_Vol15 No.3
Affiliation1 Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 2 Faculty of Environment and Labour Safety, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 3 Key Laboratory of Arid Climate Change and Reducing Disaster of Gansu Province & Key Open Laboratory of Arid Climate Change and Disaster Reduction of CMA, Institute of Arid Meteorology CMA, Lanzhou 730020, China
First Author Affilication1 Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Corresponding Author Affilication1 Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Bijeesh Kozhikkodan VEETTIL,WANG Shan-shan. State and fate of the remaining tropical mountain glaciers in Australasia using satellite imagery[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2018,15(3):495-503.
APA Bijeesh Kozhikkodan VEETTIL,&WANG Shan-shan.(2018).State and fate of the remaining tropical mountain glaciers in Australasia using satellite imagery.Journal of Mountain Science,15(3),495-503.
MLA Bijeesh Kozhikkodan VEETTIL,et al."State and fate of the remaining tropical mountain glaciers in Australasia using satellite imagery".Journal of Mountain Science 15.3(2018):495-503.
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