Reconstruction of an approximately complete Quaternary Tibetan inland glaciation between the Mt. Everest- and Cho Oyu Massifs and the Aksai Chin. A new glaciogeomorphological SE–NW diagonal profile through Tibet and its consequences for the glacial isostasy and Ice Age cycle

  title={Reconstruction of an approximately complete Quaternary Tibetan inland glaciation between the Mt. Everest- and Cho Oyu Massifs and the Aksai Chin. A new glaciogeomorphological SE–NW diagonal profile through Tibet and its consequences for the glacial isostasy and Ice Age cycle},
  author={Matthias Kuhle},
  • M. Kuhle
  • Published 1999
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • GeoJournal
Studies were done on new geomorphological and quaternary-geological profiles through representative reliefs of Tibet from the Central Himalaya as far as the Kuenlun. Thus, further detailed investigations on the prehistoric glaciation could be carried out. Youngest historical to neoglacial ice margin positions could be recorded. Their mapping took place in a downward direction from the modern glacier margins. They confirm snow line (ELA) depressions from decametres up to ca. 100–250 m. At… 

Reconstruction of the Ice Age glaciation in the southern slopes of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu (Himalaya) (Part 1)

  • M. Kuhle
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • 2006
In the Khumbu-and Khumbakarna Himalaya an ice stream network and valley glacier system has been reconstructed for the last glacial period (Würmian, Last Ice Age, Isotope stage 4–2, 60–18 Ka BP, Stage

The glacial (MIS 3-2) outlet glacier of the Marsyandi Nadi-icestream-network with its Ngadi Khola tributary glacier (Manaslu- and Lamjung Himalaya): The reconstructed lowering of the Marsyandi Nadi ice stream tongue down in to the southern Himalaya Foreland

  • M. Kuhle
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of Mountain Science
  • 2014
For the reconstruction of past climate variations, investigations on the history of glaciers are necessary. In the Himalaya, investigations like these have a rather short tradition in comparison with

Glacial geomorphology and ice ages in Tibet and the surrounding mountains

  • M. Kuhle
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2005
Abstract  Since 1973 new data have been obtained on the maximum extent of glaciation in High Asia. Evidence for an ice sheet covering Tibet during the last glacial period means a radical rethinking

Geomorphologic Case Studies on the Current and Former Glacier Dynamics in High Asia

  • M. Kuhle
  • Geology, Environmental Science
  • 2014
On the basis of 96 chosen, since 1976 geomorphologically investigated glaciers in the mountain-massifs of the Himalaya, Karakorum, Tibet, Kuenlun, Quilian Shan, Pamir, Kingata Shan and Tienshan there

Investigations on the Quaternary Glaciation in the Khumbu Himal (Nepal, East-Himalaya)

Based on geomorphological field work the mapping of former lateral/terminal moraines in the middle segment of the Bhotekoshi Nadi is quite similar to the geomorphological findings of Heuberger (1956:

Snowline (ELA) and Relief as Basis of Glacier Development in High Asia and a GlacierTypology

  • M. Kuhle
  • Geology, Environmental Science
  • 2014
Despite of its subtropical to monsoon-tropical position between 27 and 43°N, High Asia due to its important height was strongly glaciated during the ice ages [1,12,24,26]and still currently has the

Speculation on the timing and nature of Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer colonization of the Tibetan Plateau

Hunter-gatherer populations in greater north-east Asia experienced dramatic range expansions during the early Upper Paleolithic (45—22 ka) and the late Upper Paleolithic (18—10 ka), both of which led



Geomorphological findings on the build-up of pleistocene glaciation in Southern Tibet and on the problem of inland ice —

  • M. Kuhle
  • Geology, Environmental Science
  • 1988
SummaryThe last Ice Age (Würm) glacier cover was reconstructed on the basis of standard geomorphological indicators in S Tibet between the S slope and N slope of the Himalaya by way of the Tibetan

The pleistocene glaciation of Tibet and the onset of ice ages — An autocycle hypothesis

During seven expeditions new data were obtained on the maximum extent of glaciation in Tibet and the surrounding mountains. Evidence was found of moraines at altitudes as low as 980 m on the S flank

Last glaciation and maximum glaciation in the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau: A controversy to M. Kuhle’s ice sheet hypothesis

Since the late 1950’s, many Chinese scientists have explored the remains of the Quaternary glaciation in the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau and its surrounding mountains. In the main, 3–4 glaciations

New Findings concerning the Ice Age (Last Glacial Maximum) Glacier Cover of the East-Pamir, of the Nanga Parbat up to the Central Himalaya and of Tibet, as well as the Age of the Tibetan Inland Ice

The results presented on the glacio-geomorphological reconstruction of a maximum Ice Age (LGM = Last Glacial Maximum) glaciation in High-Asia concern five test-areas in and around Tibet (Figure 1,


Glacial fluctuations in the Langtang Himal are discussed on the basis of multiple relative dating (RD) methods in addition to the '4C method. The RD methods used for the classification of the moraine

The Ice-Age on the Tibetan Plateau and in the Adjacent Regions

THE main aim of this paper is to give a general idea of the extension of the glaciers during the Ice-Age in Tibet and in the mountain ranges bordering that great plateau. I shall endeavour to give a

Implications of Late Pleistocene Glaciation of the Tibetan Plateau for Present-Day Uplift Rates and Gravity Anomalies

Minimal and maximal models of Late Pleistocene Glaciation on the Tibetan Plateau are considered. The large ice sheet models indicate that disintegration of the ice sheet could have contributed up to

Pollen- and Diatom-Inferred Climatic and Hydrological Changes in Sumxi Co Basin (Western Tibet) since 13,000 yr B.P.

Abstract Although the Tibetan Plateau greatly influences the atmospheric circulation of the Nortbern Hemisphere, few continuous paleoclimatic records are available from the plateau. A 13,000-yr