Investigating How The Indian Monsoon Impacts Climate On The Tibetan Plateau
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Xiaolong Zhang is a researcher at the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Beijing. His primary research interests are climate change, sedimentology, paleoecology, and organic geochemistry.

                       

Investigating How The Indian Monsoon Impacts Climate On The Tibetan Plateau

The Tibetan Plateau (TP), known as the “Third Pole” and the “world water tower”, hosts the largest ice mass outside the Polar Regions. The glacial melt from this place feeds the largest Asian rivers, such as the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Yangtze and Yellow River that provides fresh water to more than one-third of the world population. In recent decades, the TP glaciers have been observed to be altered significantly by variations in not only temperature but also monsoon- and westerlies-derived...

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