Accession Number N20120012430
Title What Influences Climate and Glacier Change in the Southwestern China.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 5p
Personal Author T. J. Yasunari
Abstract The subject of climate change in the areas of the Tibetan Plateau (TP) and the Himalayas has taken on increasing importance because of available water resources from their mountain glaciers. Many of these glaciers over the region have been retreating, while some are advancing and stable. Other studies report that some glaciers in the Himalayas show acceleration on their shrinkage. However, the causes of the glacier meltings are still difficult to grasp because of the complexity of climatic change and its influence on glacier issues. However, it is vital that we pursue further study to enable the future prediction on glacier changes.
Keywords Atmospheric temperature
China
Climate change
Climatology
Glaciers
Himalayas
Water resources

 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
Corporate Author Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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