Glacier Retreat Across The Chinese Tien Shan Due To Rising Air Temperature
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Mingjun Zhang is a researcher affiliated with Northwest Normal University in Lanzhou, China. Their research focuses primarily on climate change, isotope hydrology, and hydrological process.

                       

Glacier Retreat Across The Chinese Tien Shan Due To Rising Air Temperature

Glaciers are the largest reservoirs of fresh water on Earth. Many glaciers store water as ice by snowfall during the colder seasons and then release it later in the form of meltwater from glacier melting during summer temperatures. The glacier meltwater is an important water source for plants, animals, and humans during those seasons without adequate precipitation, especially during those summer seasons in the arid region of central Asia. Thus, Tien Shan is also known as the “water tower” of...

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