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000009416 041__ $$aEnglish
000009416 100__ $$aLarson, C.
000009416 245__ $$a‘Third Pole’ Glacier research gets a boost from china
000009416 260__ $$c2011
000009416 300__ $$amult. p
000009416 511__ $$aCryspOther
000009416 520__ $$aSince the collapse of the Soviet Union, which funded glaciology to gauge central Asia's water supply, research facilities have fallen into disuse or disrepair. Tajikistan, for instance, lost many of its stations—along with the scientists who staffed them—during its bloody 1992–97 civil war. But the outlook is improving, thanks to a new commitment to regional glacier research led by the Beijing-based Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In collaboration with counterparts in neighboring central Asian countries, it is helping to fund new state-of-the-art research stations in Tajikistan, Nepal, and Pakistan and erecting its own high-elevation glacier stations in Tibet. The aim, Director Yao Tandong says, is to "record the full picture of environmental change around the glaciers."
000009416 650__ $$aCryosphere
000009416 650__ $$aGlaciers
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000009416 980__ $$aINFOM