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July 18, 2018
Mount Tanggula Glaciers, China Thin and Separate
Changes in outlet glaciers of Tanggula Shan in Landsat images from 1993 and 2015. The Tanggula Shan is in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau at the headwaters of the Yangtze River and host approximately 1000 square kilometers of glaciers. Ke et al (2017) examined glaciers in the Dongkemadi Region of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau revealed glacier thinning of 0.56 m/year from 2003-2008. The area loss of −0.31 km2/ year from 1976-2013, a 13% change …