(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1991)

Document title

Quaternary glaciation of the north slope of Karakorum mountains

published at : Tibet and High-Asia. Results of the Sino-German joint expeditions (II)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



On the basis of the ELA (equilibrium line altitude) decrease and existence of complex morainic deposits found at the piedmont of the West Kunlun mountains at about 2 200 m, the A. adheres to the opinion that Riss Glaciation had developed an ice cover (ice sheet), with the central ice area located in Karakorum and reaching up to the high peaks of the Kunlun mountains, and down to the piedmont region. The paper also deals with the relations between glaciations and tectonic uplift, indicating that topographic and climatic conditions were favourable for the large-scale ice development in the Middle and Late Pleistocene


Thematical fascicle

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

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1991, vol. 25, no 2-3 [pp. 233-242]



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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