(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

RS analysis of glaciers change in the Heihe River Basin, Northwest China, during the recent decades

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HUAI B. (1 2) ; LI Z. (1 3) ; WANG S. (3) ; SUN M. (3) ; ZHOU P. (1) ; XIAO Y. (4) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Cryospheric Sciences/Tianshan Glaciological Station, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Inst., CAS, Lanzhou, CHINE
(2) Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(3) College of Geography and Environmental Science, Northwest Normal Univ., Lanzhou, CHINE
(4) College of Environment and Planning, Liaocheng Univ., Liaocheng, CHINE


This paper studied the glaciers change information using object-oriented information extraction technology in the Heihe River Basin (including Heihe River and Beida River) since 1960s to 2007/2011. 1:50,000 topographic map data, Landsat TM/ETM+ remote sensing images and digital elevation model data were used in this research. Compared with other western mountain glaciers, glaciers retreat in the Heihe River Basin has a higher rate. Analysis of the 6 meteorological stations'annual average temperature and precipitation data from 1960 to 2010 suggests that the mean annual temperature increased significantly and the annual precipitation also showed an increasing trend. It is concluded that glacier shrinkage is closely related with temperature rising, besides, glacier melting caused by rising temperatures greater than glacier mass supply by increased precipitation to some extent


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no6 [pp. 993-1008]

Bibliographic references : 58 ref.

Collation : 8 fig., 5 tabl.



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