Reports on the Northeastern Part of the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau

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Author: Sino-W. German Scientific Expedition
Language: English
Published on: 1987-01
Hardcover

This book is a presentation of the results of scientific investigations in the vast areas of the Anyemaqen Mountrains and Qilian Mountains obtained through the joint efforts of the Chinese and W. German scientists in 1981. The team travelled 8000 km from deserts to glaciers in 120 days and secured large amounts of materials and data in the fields of glaciology, cryopedology, climatology, geomorphology, geology, surveying, remote sensing, etc. Some regularities of the natural landscape were revealed, and the trends of glacial variations predicted, showing the increasing of snow cover in recent years. Meanwhile, the boundaries of permafrost were defined and specimens of alpine plants collected. These investigations provide important information for the studies of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau and the construction of the mountain areas of its northeastern part.
This book is a worthy reference for scientists and technologists in glaciology, cryopedology, water conservancy, meteorology, botany, geomorphology, etc., especially for the readers who are interested in the Qinghai-Xizag Plateau



1. General Situation
(1) Preparatory Procedure, Course of Expedition and Major Results

2. Existing Glaciers and their Variations in the Northeastern Part of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau

(1) Surveying of Glacier Variations in the Northeastern Part of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau
(2) The Characteristics of Accumulation and Ablation of Halong Glacier in the Anyemaqen Mountains
(3) Flat-topped Glaciers in the Qilian Mountains
(4) Application of aerial Photo Interpretation to Investigating Water Resources of Ice-Snow in the Qilian Mountains
(5) Application of Isotope Tritium in the Study of Ice-Snow Meltwater, Surface Water and Ground Water Resources in the Lenglongling Mountain District of the Qilian Mountains

3. Climatic Geomorphology and Natural Landscape in the Northeastern Part of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau

(1) Morphogenetic Regions in Northeast Xizang (Tibet)
(2) Climatic Geomorphology of th eNortheastern Part of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau
(3) Glacial, Nival and Periglacial Environments in Northeastern Qinghai-Xizang Plateau
(4) Debris Flow Hazards in Mountainous Areas of the Northeastern part of qinghai-Xizang Plateau
(5) The Problem of a Pleistocene Inland Glaciation of the Northeastern Qinghai-Xizang Plateau

4. Permafrost in the Northeastern Part of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau

(1) The Distribution of Permafrost in the Qilian Mountains
(2) Frozen Ground and Periglacial Features in the Southeastern Part of Qinghai Province
(3) The Relationship Between the Distribution of Permafrost and Vegetation in the Anyemaqen Mountain Region

5. Climatology in the Mountains

(1) Recent Investigations on the Climatogenetic Role of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau: Now and during the Late Cenozoic
(2) Weather During the Expedition
(3) Temperature Variation and maximum Zone of weathering

6. Vegetation in the Northeastern Part of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau

(1) Vegetation of the Periglacial Zone in the Northeastern Part of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau
(2) Palynological Studies on a Peast Layer in Kakitu Mountain, Northeastern Qinghai-Xizang Plateau
(3) Appendix: List of Plants Collected in the Region of expedition



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