(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Observations on the relationship between lake formation, permafrost activity and lithalsa development during the last 20 000 years in the Tso Kar Basin, Ladakh, India

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WÜNNEMAN B. (1) ; REINHARDT C. (2) ; KOTLIA B.S. (3) ; RIEDEL F. (1) ;
(1) Freie Universität Berlin, Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecosystem Dynamics in Central Asia, Berlin, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Freie Universität Berlin, Dept. of Earth Science, Inst. for Geographic Sciences, Applied Physical Geography, Berlin, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Kumaun Univ., Dept. of Geology, Uttaranchal, Nainital, INDE


Here, the AA. report on the occurrence of permafrost features in relation to lake development in the Tso Kar basin, Ladakh, throughout the last 20 000 years. These features appear to have been significantly influenced by the lake and its sedimentation history. The results are based on joint Indian-German field research carried out in the area since 2004. This included geological and geomorphological mapping, differential GPS measurements, drilling, echo-sounding and stratigraphic analyses, as well as remote sensing and GIS techniques. Regression of the lake with accompanying salinisation since about 4cal. kyr BP allowed permafrost aggradation. Permafrost mounds and thermokarst features are inferred to have continued to develop in the last 60 years


Article of periodic

published at : Permafrost and periglacial processes / ISSN 1045-6740 / CODEN PEPPED

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1990)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 19, no4 [pp. 341-358]

Bibliographic references : 40 ref.

Collation : 9 fig., 2 tabl.



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