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Glacier Changes during the Past 40 Years in the West Kunlun Shan
BAO Wei-jia; LIU Shi-yin; WEI Jun-feng; GUO Wan-qin
Corresponding AuthorLIU Shi-yin
2015-03
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
ISSN1672-6316
Volume12Issue:2Pages:344-357
Subtype期刊论文
AbstractRecent studies on glaciers in the West Kunlun Shan, northwest Tibetan Plateau, have shown that they may be stable or retreating slightly. Here, we assess changes in the mass of the glaciers in the West Kunlun Shan (WKS) in an attempt to understand the processes that control their behavior. Glaciers over the recent 40 years (1970-2010) have shrunk 3.4±3.1% in area, based on a comparison between two Chinese glacier inventories. Variations of surface elevations, derived from ICESat-GLAS (Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-Geoscience Laser Altimeter System) elevation products (GLA14 data) using the robust linear-fit method, indicate that the glaciers have been gaining mass at a rate of 0.23±0.24 m w.e./a since 2003. The annual mass budget for the whole WKS range from 2003 to 2009 is estimated to be 0.71±0.62 Gt/a. This gain trend is confirmed by MOD10A1 albedo for the WKS region which shows a descent of the mean snowline altitude from 2003 to 2009.
KeywordGlacier Change Mass Balance West Kunlun Shan
DOI10.1007/s11629-014-3220-0
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/7972
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2015_Vol12 No.2
Corresponding AuthorLIU Shi-yin
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BAO Wei-jia,LIU Shi-yin,WEI Jun-feng,et al. Glacier Changes during the Past 40 Years in the West Kunlun Shan[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2015,12(2):344-357.
APA BAO Wei-jia,LIU Shi-yin,WEI Jun-feng,&GUO Wan-qin.(2015).Glacier Changes during the Past 40 Years in the West Kunlun Shan.Journal of Mountain Science,12(2),344-357.
MLA BAO Wei-jia,et al."Glacier Changes during the Past 40 Years in the West Kunlun Shan".Journal of Mountain Science 12.2(2015):344-357.
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