Responses of permafrost to climate change and their environmental significance, Qinghai‐Tibet Plateau

@article{Cheng2007ResponsesOP,
  title={Responses of permafrost to climate change and their environmental significance, Qinghai‐Tibet Plateau},
  author={G. Cheng and T. Wu},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={112}
}
  • G. Cheng, T. Wu
  • Published 2007
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • [1] In this paper we summarize recent research in geocryological studies carried out on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau that show responses of permafrost to climate change and their environmental implications. Long-term temperature measurements indicate that the lower altitudinal limit of permafrost has moved up by 25 m in the north during the last 30 years and between 50 and 80 m in the south over the last 20 years. Furthermore, the thickness of the active layer has increased by 0.15 to 0.50 m and… CONTINUE READING

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