Water level variation of Lake Qinghai from satellite and in situ measurements under climate change

  title={Water level variation of Lake Qinghai from satellite and in situ measurements under climate change},
  author={Guoqing Zhang and Hongjie Xie and Shuiqiang Duan and Ming-zhong Tian and Donghui Yi},
  journal={Journal of Applied Remote Sensing},
Lake level elevation and variation are important indicators of regional and global climate and environmental change. Lake Qinghai, the largest saline lake in China, located in the joint area of the East Asian monsoon, Indian summer monsoon, and Westerly jet stream, is particularly sensitive to climate change. This study examines the lake's water level and temporal change using the ice, cloud, and land elevation satellite (ICESat) altimetry data and gauge measurements. Results show that the mean… 

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