(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Simulation of the decadal permafrost distribution on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (China) over the past 50 Years

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WEIMING C. (1) ; SHANGMIN Z. (2 3 4) ; CHENGHU Z. (1) ; XI C. (2) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Resources and Environmental Information Systems, Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Xinjiang Inst. of Ecology and Geography, CAS, Urumqi, CHINE
(3) Dept. of Surveying and Mapping, College of Mining Technology, Univ. of Technology, Taiyuan, CHINE
(4) Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE


Decadal changes in permafrost distribution on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) over the past 50 years (1960-2009) were simulated with a response model that uses data from a digital elevation model, mean annual air temperature (MAAT) and the vertical lapse rate of temperature. Compared with published maps of permafrost distribution, the accuracy of the simulated results is about 85 per cent. It is shown that the rate of permafrost loss has accelerated since the 1980s, and the total area of degraded permafrost accounts for about one-fifth of the total area of permafrost in the 1960s


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 23, no4 [pp. 292-300]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 6 tabl.



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