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Glacier changes in the Lancang River Basin, China, between 1968-1975 and 2005-2010
Liu Qiao1; Liu Shiyin2; Guo Wanqin2; Nie Yong1; Shangguan Donghui2; Xu Junli2; Yao Xiaojun3
Corresponding AuthorLiu Qiao
2015
Source PublicationARCTIC ANTARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH
ISSN1523-0430
EISSN1938-4246
Volume47Issue:2Pages:335-344
SubtypeArticle
AbstractThe Lancang River Basin (LRB) crosses from the higher inland Tibet Plateau to lower south Asia. Glaciers in upper reaches of the basin are significant reservoirs of freshwater and are considered to contribute substantially to the runoff of the Lancang River. In this study, we present the results of glacier inventories of the LRB and demonstrate its changes during the past 40 years, based on investigations conducted during two periods: the first (1968-1975) and the second (2005-2010) glacier inventory of China. Total area of the 423 measured glaciers in the LRB decreased by 98.50+/- 26.61 km(2) from 328.16+/- 20.29 km(2) in 1968-1975 to 229.66+/- 16.48 km(2) in 2005-2010, indicating a loss in total glacier area of about 30%+/- 8% during the past 40 years (at a mean area loss rate of 0.75%+/- 0.2% a(-1)), which is comparable to glacier changes in other regions of high Asia. Southern glaciers in the LRB have experienced greater area loss than the northern inland Tibet regions, indicating more sensitivity of temperate glaciers to climate warming. The general warming trend but with less significant precipitation changes during the past 50 years (1960-2010), which has been confirmed by the observation of several meteorological stations across from the south to the north of the basin, could be one of the main causes accounting for the overall glacier recessions in the LRB.
KeywordGlacier Change Lancang River Basin
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine ; Physical Sciences
DOI10.1657/AAAR0013-104
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WOS Subject ExtendedEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Physical Geography
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordCLIMATE-CHANGE ; HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT ; INVENTORY DATA ; MASS-BALANCE ; AREA CHANGES ; MOUNTAINS ; RETREAT ; SLOPE ; PRECIPITATION ; SENSITIVITY
Language英语
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WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Geography, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000355627500014
Funding OrganizationMinistry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China(2012BAC19B07 ; National Natural Science Foundation of China(41371094) ; MOST(2006FY110200) ; 2013BAC10B01)
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/9213
Collection数字山地与遥感应用中心
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Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Key Lab Mt Surface Proc & Ecol Regulat, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Cold & Arid Reg Environm & Engn Res Inst, State Key Lab Cryospher Sci, Lanzhou 730000, Peoples R China
3.Northwest Normal Univ, Geog & Environm Coll, Lanzhou 730070, Peoples R China
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Liu Qiao,Liu Shiyin,Guo Wanqin,et al. Glacier changes in the Lancang River Basin, China, between 1968-1975 and 2005-2010[J]. ARCTIC ANTARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH,2015,47(2):335-344.
APA Liu Qiao.,Liu Shiyin.,Guo Wanqin.,Nie Yong.,Shangguan Donghui.,...&Yao Xiaojun.(2015).Glacier changes in the Lancang River Basin, China, between 1968-1975 and 2005-2010.ARCTIC ANTARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH,47(2),335-344.
MLA Liu Qiao,et al."Glacier changes in the Lancang River Basin, China, between 1968-1975 and 2005-2010".ARCTIC ANTARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH 47.2(2015):335-344.
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