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

@article{Kuhle1988ThePG,
  title={The pleistocene glaciation of Tibet and the onset of ice ages — An autocycle hypothesis},
  author={Matthias Kuhle},
  journal={GeoJournal},
  year={1988},
  volume={17},
  pages={581-595}
}
  • M. Kuhle
  • Published 1 December 1988
  • Environmental Science
  • GeoJournal
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 of the Himalayas and 2300 m on the N slope of the Tibetan Plateau, in the Qilian Shan. On the N slopes of the Karakoram, Aghil and Kuen Lun moraines occur as far down as 1900 m. In S Tibet radiographic analyses of erratics document former ice thicknesses of at least 1200 m. Glacial polishing and… 

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  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2005
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  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • 1999
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  • M. Kuhle
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • 2004
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