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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Glacial change in the vicinity of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest), central high Himalayas since 1976

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NIE Y. (1 2) ; ZHANG Y. (1) ; LIU L. (1) ; ZHANG J. (1 2) ;
(1) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE

Abstract

Using Landsat thematic mapping (TM) and multi-spectral-scanner (MSS) images from Mt. Qomolangma (Everest) National Nature Preserve (QNNP), central high Himalayas for 1976, 1988 and 2006, the AA. derived glacial extent for these three periods. A combination of object-oriented image interpretation methods, expert knowledge rules and field surveys were employed. Results and discussion about the rate of glacier retreat. Increase in temperature and decrease in precipitation over the study period are the key factors driving retreat

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2010, vol. 20, no5 [pp. 667-686]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 8 tabl.

Language

Anglais

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-010-0803-8

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