(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Reconstruction of an approximately complete Quaternary Tibetan inland glaciation between the Mt. Everest- and Cho Oyu Massifs and the Aksai Chin. A new glaciogeomorphological SE-NW diagonal profile through Tibet and its consequences for the glacial isostasy and Ice Age cycle

published at : Tibet and High Asia (V)

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Studies were done on new geomorphological and quaternary-geological profiles through representative reliefs of Tibet from the Central Himalaya as far as the Kuenlun. Thus, further detailed investigations on the prehistoric glaciation could be carried out. Youngest historical to neoglacial ice margin positions could be recorded. Their mapping took place in a downward direction from the modern glacier margins. They confirm snow line (ELA) depressions from decameters up to ca. 100-250 m. The paleoclimatic importance of the Tibetan ice cover, based on the global radiation geometry, may have triggered the Ice Ages


Thematical fascicle

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 47, no 1 [pp. 3-276]

Bibliographic references : 78 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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