Surface-area changes of glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau interior area since the 1970 s using recent Landsat images and historical maps

@inproceedings{Junfeng2014SurfaceareaCO,
  title={Surface-area changes of glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau interior area since the 1970 s using recent Landsat images and historical maps},
  author={Wei Junfeng and Liu Shiyin and GUO Wanqin and Yao Xiaojun and Xu Junli and BAO Weijia and JIANG Zongli},
  year={2014}
}
The Tibetan Plateau interior area (TPIA), often termed the Qangtang Plateau, is distinguished by many dome-like mountains higher than 6000ma.s.l. These mountains provide favourable conditions for the development of ice caps and glaciers of extreme continental/subpolar type. According to historical topographic maps (1959–80) and recent Landsat images (2004–11), continuous retreat was observed and the glacierized part of this area decreased by 9.5% (0.27%a) with respect to the total glacier area… CONTINUE READING

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