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Workshop Focuses on Sustaining the Asian Water Tower
Forty world-leading scientists gathered in Beijing from 11-12 July, 2019 to find ways to sustain the Asian Water Tower, the high-altitude region centered on the Tibetan Plateau with numerous glaciers that give birth to over ten ma...
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Record-Breaking Flight: Tethered Balloon Soars Above 7003 Me...
At 6:01 am on May 23rd, Jimu-1 Tethered Balloon soared above 7003 meters along Namtso Lake, one of the highest lakes in Tibet.
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Xinhua: Plant growing season not extended remarkably with gl...
BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Researchers have disclosed that plant growing season has not extended significantly with global warming slowing down.
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Cryoconite: An Unrecognized Reservoir for Atmospheric Mercur...
Cryoconite, or dark-colored biogenic surface dust found on the glacier surface during the intensive melting season (Fig. 1), can greatly accumulate atmospheric mercury (Hg) deposition in the “Third Pole” region, according to a rec...
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A 3D View of Climatic Behavior at the Third Pole
Research across several areas of the “Third Pole” – the high-mountain region centered on the Tibetan Plateau – shows a seasonal cycle in how near-surface temperature changes with elevation. Near-surface temperature, which reflects...
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