(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1991)

Document title

Precipitation conditions for the development of the present glaciers on the northern slope of Karakorum

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DING Y. J. ;


This paper analyses the changes of precipitation with altitude and the relation between precipitation and glacier distribution. The study shows that precipitation increases rapidly with altitude from the valley floor at about 4 000 m, which results in higher precipitation in the firn area. Annual accumulation at equilibrium line comes up to 800 to 900 mm in the head of the Yarkant valley and 1 500 to 2 000 mm around Qogir area


Thematical fascicle

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

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1991, vol. 25, no 2-3 [pp. 243-248]

Bibliographic references : 13 réf.



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