Collectanea of the Studies on Glaciology,Climate and Environmental Changes in China

中国冰川气候与环境变化研究文集(英文版)

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Author: Shi Yafeng
Language: English
ISBN/ISSN: 9787502945152
Published on: 2008-01
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These collectanea include 59 articles of my English works from 1964 to 2007. The first article, Professor Zhu Kezhen Opening up a Path for Research on Climatic Change in China, was written in Prof. Zhu’s honour in his twenty-year Yahrzeit, to commemorate his contribution as a distinguished leader to the development of Chinese science and education in the 20th century. With passion democracy and innovative spirit, he promoted scientific researches and higher educations in China, and hence enjoyed a high prestige among Chinese intellectuals. His research fields ranged from meteorology and geography to natural science history, in particular, historical climatic change, on which he had written eight articles. His last and most prominent paper, entitled Preliminary Study on Climatic Change during Last Five Thousand Years in China, opened up the path for research on climate change and induced many scientists thereafter to engage in this field.

Part I Glaciological Expeditions to the Himalayas and Karakorum
1.Preliminary Report on the Mount Shisha Pangma Scientific Expedition, 1964
2.Scientists Study Mount Shisha Pangma
3.Basic Features of the Glaciers of the Mount Jolmo Lungma Region, Southern Part of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China
4.The Batura Glacier in the Karakoram Mountains and Its Variations.
5.Batura Glacier of Karakorum Mountains-An example of the Complex Type Glacier
6.Some Studies of the Batura Glacier in the Karakoram Mountains
7.Research on Snow Cover in China and the Avalanche Phenomena of Batura Glacier in Pakistan


Part II Distribution and Features of Glaciers in China
1.Distribution, Features and Variations of Glaciers in China
2.Some Achievements on Mountain Glacier Researches in China
3.Glaciological Research of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau in China
4.Thiry Years of Progress in the Studies on Basic Feature of Glaciers in China
5.Progress in Glaciology and Quaternary Glaciation Research in China since 1978
6.Progress and Problems of Glacier Inventory in China
7.Glaciers and Their Distribution in China


Part III Glacial Evolution in the Post, Present and Future
1.Characteristics of Late Quaternary Monsoonal Glaciation on the Tibetan Plateau and in East Asia
2.Response of Monsoonal Temperate Glaciers to Global Warming since the Little Ice Age
3.Estimation on the Response of Glaciers in China to the Global Warming in the 21st Century
4.The Quaternary Climo-Environment Changes in Chaiwopu Basin of Xinjiang Region
5.Quaternary Glaciations, Glacial and Interglacial Cycles and Environment Change


Part IV Quaternary Glaciations in China
1.Glacial Variation since Late Pleistocene on the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau of China
2.Concrete Evidence of Quaternary Debris Flow Deposits at the Foot of Lushan-Taking the Yangjiaoling at the Northwest Foot of Lushan as Example
3.Reassessment of Quaternary Glaciation Problems in East China
4.Quaternary Glaciation in China
5.Quaternary Glaciation of Tibet: The Geological Evidence
6.Glaciers and Glacial Geomorphology in China
7.Last Glaciation and Maximum Glaciation in the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau: A controversy to M.Khule’s Ice Sheet Hypothesis
8.Glacial and Lake Fluctuations in the Area of the West Kunlun Mountains during the Last 45000 years.


Part V Cryosphere and Water Resources
1.Results of Solid Precipitation Measurement Intercomparison in the Alpine Area of Urumqi River Basin.
2.A Brief Introduction to Permafrost Research in China
3.A Comprehensive Map of Snow, Ice and Frozen Ground in China (1:4 000 000)
4.Progress in the Study of Glaciology, Cryopedology and Mountain Hazards in China
5.Water Resources of Glaciers in China
6.Glacial Water Resources of the Arid Regions in Northwest China and Their Utilization


Part VI Impacts of Global Warming
1.The Causes and Trend Prediction on Shrinkage of the Qinghai Late
2.Fluctuations and Future Trend of Climate, Glaciers and Discharge of Urumqi River in Xinjiang
3.Glacier Recession and Lake Shrinkage Indicating a Climate Warming and Drying Trend in Central Asia
4.Climatic Warming and Drying Trend and Its Impact on Water Resources in Mid Latitude China
5.Global change and Related Natural Disasters in China: A Preliminary Study
6.Impact of Climate Change on Surface Water Reources and Tendency in the Future in the Arid Zone of Northwestern China
7.Exacerbating Coastal Hazards and Defensive Countermeasures in China


Part VII Evidence of Mid Holocene Climates and Environments in China
1.Mid-Holocene Climates and Environments in China
2.The Climatic Fluctuation and Important Events of Holocene Megathermal in China
3.Climates and Environments of the Holocene Megathermal Maximum in China

Part VIII Monsoon Evolution Related to Uplift of the Tibetan Plateau
1.Climate Variation since the Last Interglaciation Recorded in the Guliya Ice Core
2.Linkage between the Second Uplifting of the Qingghai-Xizang (Tibetan) Plateau and the Initiation of the Aaian Monsoon System
3.Discussions on Monsoon Evolution in Relation to Uplift of the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibetan) Plateau
4.Decadal Climatic Variations Recorded in Guliya Ice Core and Comparison with the Historical Documentary Data from East China during the Last 2000 Years
5.A Very Strong Summer Monsoon Event during 30-40 ka BP in the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibetan) Plateau and Its Relation to Precessional Cycle
6.Reconstruction of the 30-40 ka BP Enhanced Indian Monsoon Climate Based on Geological Records from the Tibetan Plateau
7.Lake-Expanding Events in the Tibetan Plateau since 40 ka BP
8.Evidence for a Warm-Humid Climate in Arid Northwestern China during 40-30 ka BP


Part IX Climate Changes at Present
1.The Impact and Prospect of Climatic Pattern Transition from Warm-Dry to Warm-Wet in Northwest China
2.Recent and Future Climate Change in Northwest China
3.Peculiar Phenomena Regarding Climatic and Glacial Variations on the Tibetan Plateau


Part X Sea Level Rise and Floods in Lower Yangtze Basin
1.The Fluctuations of Climate, Glaciers and Sea Level since Late Pleistocene in China
2.Prediction and Prevention of the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on the Yangtze Delta and its adjacent Area
3.Yangtze Floods-Observations and Scenarios
4.Channel Morphology and its Impact on Flood Passage, The Tianjiazhen Reaches of the Middle Yangtze River


Appendix 1 Introductio of Professor Shi Yafeng
Appendix 2 Main Publications of Professor Shi Yafeng



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