(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Glacier area shrinkage in China and its climatic background during the past half century

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

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


Based on the glacier area variation records in the typical regions of China monitored by remote sensing, as well as the meteorological data of air temperature and precipitation from 139 stations and the 0°C isotherm height from 28 stations, the glacier area shrinkage in China and its climatic background in the past half century was discussed. The area-weighted shrinking rate of glacier and the interpolated annual percentage of area changes (APAC) of glacier were calculated since 1960. The retreat of glacier was affected by the climatic background, and the influence on glacier of the slight-increased precipitation was counteracted by the significant warming in summer


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2012, vol. 22, no1 [pp. 15-28]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 1 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-012-0908-3

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