(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Climate change on the southern slope of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest) Region in Nepal since 1971

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

QI W. (1 2) ; ZHANG Y. (1) ; GAO J. (1) ; YANG X. (3) ; LIU L. (1) ; KHANAL N.R. (4) ;
(1) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(3) Inst. of Meteorology, Zhejiang Meteorological Bureau, Hangzhou, CHINE
(4) Central Dep. of Geography, Tribhuvan Univ., Kathmandu, NEPAL


Based on monthly mean, maximum, and minimum air temperature and monthly mean precipitation data from 10 meteorological stations on the southern slope of the Mt. Qomolangma region in Nepal between 1971 and 2009, the spatial and temporal characteristics of climatic change in this region were analyzed using climatic linear trend, Sen’s Slope Estimates and Mann-Kendall Test analysis methods. This paper focuses only on the southern slope and attempts to compare the results with those from the northern slope to clarify the characteristics and trends of climatic change in the Mt. Qomolangma region. The results show the barrier effect of the Himalayas as a whole and Mt. Qomolangma in particular


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no4 [pp. 595-611]

Bibliographic references : 39 ref.

Collation : 9 fig., 7 tabl.



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