(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

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New findings concerning the Ice Age (Last Glacial Maximum) glacier cover of the East-Pamir, of the Nanga Parbat up to the Central Himalaya and of Tibet, as well as the age of the tibetan inland ice

published at : Tibet and High-Asia

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The results presented on the glacial-geomorphological reconstruction of a maximum Ice Age (LGM = Last Glacial Maximum) glaciation in High-Asia concern 5 test-areas in and around Tibet. For the E-Pamir plateau and its mountains a covered ice cap is proved; a snow-line (ELA)-depression of 820-1250 m in relation to the present relief has been calculated. Modelling by means of those snow-line depressions and estimations of the precipitation provide ideas about surface heights, ice thicknesses and flow behaviour of the ice sheet. The hypothesis of a global triggering of the ice age by the uplift of the subtropical Tibet up to above the snow-line motivates the investigations presented here


Thematical fascicle

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

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 42, no 2-3 [pp. 87-257]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



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