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={M. Kuhle},
  journal={GeoJournal},
  year={1988},
  volume={17},
  pages={581-595}
}
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… Expand
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