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Year: 2017
The cryosphere reacts sensitively to climate change, as evidenced by the widespread retreat of mountain glaciers
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Year: 2017
Frozen ground has an important role in regional hydrological cycle and ecosystem, especially on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, which is characterized by high elevation and a dry climate
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Year: 2016
Climate warming and engineering activities have various impacts on the thermal regime of permafrost in alpine ecosystems of the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau
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Year: 2016
Rock glaciers are widespread in the high mountains of western China
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Year: 2016
The climate, cryosphere, and hydrology of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region have changed in the past and will change in the future
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Year: 2016
Understanding groundwater storage (GWS) changes is vital to the utilization and control of water resources in the Tibetan Plateau
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Year: 2016
Seasonally variable thermal conductivity in active layers is one important factor that controls the thermal state of permafrost
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Year: 2016
In the northwest section of the lesser Khingan range, located in the high-latitude permafrost region of northeast China, landslides are a frequent occurrence, due to permafrost melting and atmospheric precipitation
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Year: 2016
The Cryosphere Initiative hosted within the Regional Programme on Cryosphere and Atmosphere of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) focuses on the monitoring of glaciers, snow, permafrost, glacial lakes, and glaciohydrology with an emphasis on in situ measurements, remote sensing, and modelling
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Year: 2016
The Annual Report 2015 gives a brief overview of ICIMOD’s activities over the past year
Year: 2016
The Cryosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is supported by the Government of Norway
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Year: 2015
The manual aims to provide a detailed and comprehensive methodology for mapping rock glaciers in Google Earth
Year: 2015
Glacier and permafrost hazards such as glacial-lake outburst floods and rock–ice avalanches cause significant socio-economic damages worldwide, and these processes may increase in frequency and magnitude if the atmospheric temperature rises
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Year: 2014
The extent and distribution of permafrost in the mountainous parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region are largely unknown
Year: 2014
Climate change is expected to increase regional and global air temperatures and significantly alter precipitation regimes
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Year: 2013
Understanding how long-term abiotic and biotic processes are linked at a landscape level is of major interest for analyzing future impact on humans and the environment from present-day societal planning
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Year: 2013
To understand the formation conditions of debris-covered glaciers, we examined the dimension and shape of debris-covered areas and potential debris-supply (PDS) slopes of 213 glaciers in the Bhutan Himalaya
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Year: 2013
Upfreezing is an important geomorphic process in the periglacial environment
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Year: 2013
This report is about how climate change is affecting the cryosphere—those snow-capped mountain ranges, brilliant glaciers, and vast permafrost regions on which all of us depend
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Year: 2012
The areal extent of permafrost in China has been reduced by about 18
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Year: 2012
The UNEP “Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost” report describes the current and potential future status of permafrost and makes policy recommendations to address the impacts of permafrost degradation in a warming climate
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Year: 2011
The objective of this thesis is to describe and analyze mountain permafrost in greater depths (i
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Year: 2010
The Tibetan Plateau (TP), with an average elevation of over 4000 m asl and an area of approximately 2
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Year: 2010
Permafrost is an essential element of the global cryosphere
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Year: 2010
The spatio-temporal variability of the mountain snow cover determines the avalanche danger, snow water storage, permafrost distribution and the local distribution of fauna and flora
Year: 2010
This study analysed satellite images and long term climate variables from a high-elevation meteorological station (4730 m) and streamflow records to examine hydrological response of Nam Co Lake (4718 m), the largest lake on the Tibetan Plateau, over the last 50 years
Year: 2009
This paper reviews the land cover changes on the Tibetan Plateau during the last 50 years partly caused by natural climate change and, more importantly, influenced by human activities
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Year: 2009
The greater Himalayan region contains the largest areas covered by glaciers and permafrost outside the polar regions
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Year: 2009
Up to now an efficient 3-D geophysical mapping of the subsurface in mountainous environments with rough terrain has not been possible
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Year: 2009
Alpine meadow is one of the most widespread grassland types in the permafrost regions of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and the transmission of coupled soil water heat is one of the most crucial processes influencing cyclic variations in the hydrology of frozen soil regions, especially under different vegetation covers
Year: 2009
In high mountain areas, permafrost is important because it influences the occurrence of natural hazards, because it has to be considered in construction practices, and because it is sensitive to climate change
Year: 2008
This paper provides an overview of the current status of the cryosphere in China and its changes
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Year: 2008
The cryosphere is the body of the world's frozen water, composed of sea and continental ice, snow cover, and perpetually frozen soil and rocks (permafrost)
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Year: 2007
The Cryosphere (TC) is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications and review papers on all aspects of frozen water and ground on Earth and on other planetary bodies
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Year: 2007
Because the Khumbu Himal of the Nepal Himalayas lacks long-term climate records from weather stations, mountain permafrost degradation serves as an important indicator of climate warming
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Year: 2007
This policy summary looks at reported and possible, future consequences of climate change in the greater Himalayan region
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Year: 2007
The notion of ?Melting Mountains? is very appropriate as a metaphor for mountain regions since it may concern water in both its solid and liquid state and links these to current trends in climate and man-induced global change
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Year: 2007
The summit area of the Apennines is quickly changing and the mid latitude cryosphere is contemporarily shrinking and degrading due to global warming
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Year: 2007
he general features of alpine permafrost such as spatial distribution, temperatures, ice content, permafrost and active-layer thickness within the Tien Shan Mountains, Central Asia are described
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Year: 2006
New Yorker staff writer Kolbert (The Prophet of Love, 2004) reports from the frontlines of global warming
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Year: 2006
Climate warming will thaw permafrost, releasing trapped carbon from this high-latitude reservoir and further exacerbating global warming
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Year: 2004
Plausible estimates for the effect of soot on snow and ice albedos (1
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Year: 2000
The improved process-based equilibrium terrestrial biosphere model (BIOME3China) was run under the present climate to model the potential biomes on the Tibetan Plateau on a 109 grid
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Year: 1998
Mountains cover about 20% of continental surfaces and are the source of most of the world's major river systems
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Interaction between anticyclonic air masses, the effect of the cold Humboldt current, and the moisture barrier of the mountain chain results in extremely dry environmental conditions on the western slope of the Atacama Andes
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