(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Thermal state of permafrost and active layer in Central Asia during the International Polar Year

published at : Special Issue : The international polar year

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHAO L. (1) ; WU Q. (2) ; MARCHENKO S.S. (3) ; SHARKHUU N. (4) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Cryospheric Sciences, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Inst., CAS, Lanzhou, CHINE
(2) State Key Lab. of Frozen Soil Engineering, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Inst., Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINE
(3) Geophysical Inst., Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Inst. of Geography, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIE


Permafrost in Central Asian is present in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China, the Tien Shan Mountain regions in China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Pamirs in Tajikistan, and in Mongolia. Monitoring of the ground thermal regime in these regions over the past several decades has shown that the permafrost has been undergoing significant changes caused by climate warming and increasing human activities. Results and discussion of the measured mean annual ground temperature (MAGT) at a depth of 6 m in these regions during the International Polar year (2007-2009)


Thematical fascicle

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

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 21, no 2 [pp. 198-207]

Bibliographic references : 37 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.



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