(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Glacier area variation and climate change in the Chinese Tianshan Mountains since 1960

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WANG S. (1) ; ZHANG M. (1 2) ; LI Z. (2 1) ; WANG F. (2) ; LI H. (2) ; LI Y. (1) ; HUANG X. (1) ;
(1) College of Geography and Environment Science, Northwest Normal Univ., Lanzhou, CHINE
(2) State Key Lab. of Cryospheric Sciences, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Inst., CAS, Lanzhou, CHINE


Based on the statistics of glacier area variation measured in the Chinese Tianshan Mountains since 1960, the response of glacier area variation to climate change is discussed systematically. According to the 14 meteorological stations in the Chinese Tianshan Mountains, both the temperature and precipitation display a marked increasing tendency from 1960 to 2009. The temperature in the dry seasons (from November to March) increases rapidly but the precipitation grows slowly while the results are inverse in the wet seasons. The annual and seasonal climatic trends accelerate the retreat of glaciers


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2011, vol. 21, no2 [pp. 263-273]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 1 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-011-0843-8

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