Elena M. Aizen

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The glacial regions of central Asia considered in our study are influenced by tropical monsoons and western extratropical cyclones. Isotopic δ 18 O and δD data were obtained over 3 years in three climatic regions: Gongga massif of southeastern Tibet (windward slope of summer monsoon), Xixibangma massif on the northern slope of the Himalayas (leeward of(More)
Rates of snow water equivalent (SWE) decrease were obtained as a difference between two successive values of SWE at 189 stations in the former Soviet Union (FSU). The required distribution of duration of snow ablation (snowmelt plus sublimation) was obtained from long-term data on average dates of maximum SWE and dates of snow disappearance. Stations were(More)
We propose a scheme of natural interactions in the earth-ocean-atmosphere system, where the seasonal snow cover of Eurasia serves as a possible regulator of circulation, and glaciers serve as indicators of global climate change. Standard hydrometeorological, expedition and satellite data collected since the 1890s are used to obtain quantitative estimates of(More)
Major processes controlling the existence of a large subcontinental glacier system were identified on the basis of glaciological, meteorological and isotopic analyses using expeditionary and long-term data. Observations occurred on the southern Inylchek glacier located in the Pobeda-Khan Tengry massif, the largest subcontinental glacier system in the(More)
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