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The system of physico-geographical regions of the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) plateau
Zheng, D
1996-08-01
Source PublicationSCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES D-EARTH SCIENCES
ISSN1006-9313
Volume39Issue:4Pages:410-417
Corresponding AuthorZheng, D()
AbstractThe Qinghai-Xizang Plateau is a unique physico-geographical region on the earth. As a whole, the spatial differentiation of physico-geographical regions of the plateau is mainly determined by topographic configuration and atmospheric circulation, warm and humid in the southeast, cold and arid in the northwest. The natural landscapes appear in the following succession: forest-->meadow-->steppe-->desert. They system of physico-geographical regions of the plateau is demarcated on the principle of bio-climate or the principle of three dimension zonality. Based on the thermal conditions, moisture regimes and variation in landform the qinghai-Xizang Plateau is sequentially demarcated. The duration of mean daily temperature above 10 degrees C is the principal index, the subsidiary criterion is mean temperature of the warmest month, two temperature belts may be divided: plateau subpolar and plateau temperate. Annual aridity is taken as the principal index, subordinated by annual precipitation. Four moisture regional types are identified: humid, subhumid, semiarid and arid. A tentative scheme of 2 temperature belts, 10 natural zones and 28 physical districts have been proposed not including southern slopes of the East Himalayas (montane subtropical, humid).
KeywordQinghai-Xizang Plateau system of physico-geographical regions natural zone
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaGeology
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:A1996WB00300008
PublisherSCIENCE CHINA PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/56682
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorZheng, D
AffiliationCHINESE ACAD SCI,INST GEOG,BEIJING 100101,PEOPLES R CHINA
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Zheng, D. The system of physico-geographical regions of the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) plateau[J]. SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES D-EARTH SCIENCES,1996,39(4):410-417.
APA Zheng, D.(1996).The system of physico-geographical regions of the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) plateau.SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES D-EARTH SCIENCES,39(4),410-417.
MLA Zheng, D."The system of physico-geographical regions of the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) plateau".SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES D-EARTH SCIENCES 39.4(1996):410-417.
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