Fang Yue1; Cheng Weiming2; Zhang Yichi2; Wang Nan2; Zhao Shangmin3; Zhou Chenghu1; Chen Xi1; Bao Anming1
Source Publicationjournalofgeographicalsciences
AbstractInland lakes and alpine glaciers are important water resources on the Tibetan Plateau. Understanding their variation is crucial for accurate evaluation and prediction of changes in water supply and for retrieval and analysis of climatic information. Data from previous research on 35 alpine lakes on the Tibetan Plateau were used to investigate changes in lake water level and area. In terms of temporal changes, the area of the 35 alpine lakes could be divided into five groups: rising, falling-rising, rising-falling, fluctuating, and falling. In terms of spatial changes, the area of alpine lakes in the Himalayan Mountains, the Karakoram Mountains, and the Qaidam Basin tended to decrease; the area of lakes in the Naqu region and the Kunlun Mountains increased; and the area of lakes in the Hoh Xil region and Qilian Mountains fluctuated. Changes in lake water level and area were correlated with regional changes in climate. Reasons for changes in these lakes on the Tibetan Plateau were analyzed, including precipitation and evaporation from meteorological data, glacier meltwater from the Chinese glacier inventories. Several key problems, e.g. challenges of monitoring water balance, limitations to glacial area detection, uncertainties in detecting lake water-level variations and variable region boundaries of lake change types on the Tibetan Plateau were discussed. This research has most indicative significance to regional climate change.
Funding Project[Major State Basic Research Development of China] ; [National Mountain Flood Disaster Investigation Project] ; [National Science and Technology Basic Special Project] ; [National Natural Science Foundation of China] ; [Surveying and Mapping Geoinformation Nonprofit Specific Project]
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Fang Yue,Cheng Weiming,Zhang Yichi,et al. changesininlandlakesonthetibetanplateauoverthepast40years[J]. journalofgeographicalsciences,2016,26(4):415.
APA Fang Yue.,Cheng Weiming.,Zhang Yichi.,Wang Nan.,Zhao Shangmin.,...&Bao Anming.(2016).changesininlandlakesonthetibetanplateauoverthepast40years.journalofgeographicalsciences,26(4),415.
MLA Fang Yue,et al."changesininlandlakesonthetibetanplateauoverthepast40years".journalofgeographicalsciences 26.4(2016):415.
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