Review on dating methods: Numerical dating in the quaternary geology of High Asia

  title={Review on dating methods: Numerical dating in the quaternary geology of High Asia},
  author={Matthias Kuhle and Sabine Kuhle},
  journal={Journal of Mountain Science},
Over the past few years, OSL and TCN datings of glacial material from High Asia have come into fashion. To this day, however, these techniques do not permit safe calibration. The intensity of the cosmic ray flux is being modulated by the solar and terrestrial magnetic fields and their secular fluctuations in the past. So far, these variations cannot be converted into the respective local TCN production rates for High Asia. We have reason to believe that the ages that are being calculated… 
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
New findings concerning the Pleistocene Glaciation of the Leh Basin, Ladakh (34°03′ N/77°38′ E)
Like for most parts of High Asia, researches concerning the Pleistocene landscape evolution of the Leh Basin (34°03′ N/77°38′ E) have also left contradictions. To push this topic, three up to now
Changes in the thermal and hydraulic regime within the active layer in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
The change trends of air temperature, precipitation and evaporation from 1999 to 2008 shows that the climate in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau permafrost region had become warmer. The analysis of the
Regional scale rainfall- and earthquake-triggered landslide susceptibility assessment in Wudu County, China
Wudu County in northwestern China frequently experiences large-scale landslide events. High-magnitude earthquakes and heavy rainfall events are the major triggering factors in the region. The aim of
Landslide and basin self-organized criticality in the Lushan Hot Spring area
  • C. Chen
  • Geology
    Journal of Mountain Science
  • 2012
Defining a basin under a critical state (or a self-organized criticality) that has the potential to initiate landslides, debris flows, and subsequent sediment disasters, is a key issue for disaster
In memoriam: Matthias Kuhle
Matthias Kuhle, an internationally renowned physical geographer and highly respected geomorphologist, died tragically on the 25th of April, 2015. He was in the Manaslu Himalaya, close to the
Extraction, utilization pattern and prioritization of fuel resources for conservation in Manali Wildlife Sanctuary, Northwestern Himalaya
Fuelwood is the main source of the energy in mountainous regions. Hence, annual wood consumption is very high. Information on fuelwood resources, and their extraction and availability is very scanty.
Combining Spectral with Texture Features into Object- oriented Classification in Mountainous Terrain Using Advanced Land Observing Satellite Image
Object-oriented method integrating spectral and texture features is suitable for land use extraction of ALOS image in mountainous terrain and indicated that texture features can significantly improve overall accuracy, kappa coefficient, and the classification precision of existing spectrum confusion features.
Optimal spatial allocation of initial attack resources for firefighting in the republic of Korea using a scenario optimization model
A scenario optimization model is created that minimizes the expected number of fires not receiving a predefined response and identifies “rules of thumb” for initial attack resource allocations in particular ecological and policy settings.


The High Glacial (Last Ice Age and LGM) ice cover in High and Central Asia
Quaternary glaciation of the Himalayan–Tibetan orogen
Glacial geological evidence from throughout the Himalayan–Tibetan orogen is examined to determine the timing and extent of late Quaternary glaciation in this region and its relation to similar
A Late Pleistocene-Holocene lacustrine record from Lake Manas, Zunggar (northern Xinjiang, western China)
Cosmogenic radionuclide dating of glacial landforms in the Lahul Himalaya, northern India: defining the timing of Late Quaternary glaciation
The timing of glaciation in the Lahul Himalaya of northern India was ascertained using the concentrations of cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al from boulders on moraines and drumlins, and from glacially
Beryllium-10 dating of Mount Everest moraines indicates a strong monsoon influence and glacial synchroneity throughout the Himalaya
Moraine successions in glaciated valleys south of Mount Everest provide evidence for at least eight glacial advances during the late Quaternary. Cosmogenic radionuclide (CRN) surface exposure dating
Quaternary glacial history of the Central Karakoram
Reconstruction of the 2.4 million km2 late Pleistocene ice sheet on the Tibetan Plateau and its impact on the global climate
  • M. Kuhle
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • 1998
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
  • M. Kuhle
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • 1999
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
On the ice age glaciation of the Tibetan highlands and its transformation into a 3-D model
We present an interdisciplinary study on data and modeling intercomparison, concerning the possible existence of a Tibetan ice sheet and its climatological implications during the ice age. In the ice