A glacier inventory for the western Nyainqentanglha Range and Nam Co Basin, Tibet, and glacier changes 1976-2009

Bolch, T.; Yao, T.; Kang, S.; Buchroithner, M. F.; D. Scherer3; F. Maussion; E. Huintjes; C. Schneider
April 2010
Cryosphere Discussions;2010, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p429
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which analyzes the glaciers in the area of western Nyainqentanglha Mountain Range in China to trace back the changes of glacier extensions over a period of more than 40 years. The study reveals that the mountain range contains almost 1000 glaciers which cover an area of about 800 square kilometers. It notes the slight differences of some glaciers using the Chinese Glacier Inventory (CGI). Also examined is the impact of glacier recession on the mountain range.


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