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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2004)

Document title

The retreat of Tien Shan glaciers (Kyrgyzstan) since the Little Ice Age estimated from aerial photographs, lichenometric and historical data

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SOLOMINA O. ; BARRY R. ; BODNYA M. ;

Abstract

The retreat of 293 glaciers in the Tien Shan Mountains from their maximum extent during the Little Ice Age (LIA) is estimated using aerial photographs from 1980 to 1985 and maps at a scale of 1:25 000, constructed during period 1956-1990. Two indices of changes are used : the linear distance from the glacier terminus to its Little Ice Age moraine and the difference in absolute elevation of the terminus and the moraine. Historical information about the front positions of glaciers in the 1880s to the 1930s was used as an indirect control of remote sensing data. The age of moraines in key regions was estimated by lichenometry

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2004, vol. 86, no2 [pp. 205-215]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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