Glaciers Growing in Tibet

Glaciers Growing in Tibet

By Robert On March 8, 2014 · 16 Comments

Scientists announce “remarkable” glacier growth on Tibetan plateau that “is challenging to explain.”

A new paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth, finds that inner Tibet Plateau glaciers have been gaining “remarkable” quantities of ice over the past decade.

According to the authors, Shuang Yi and Wenke Sun, the “remarkable positive signal (+30 Gt/yr)” … “is challenging to explain.” This growth “almost completely offsets loss of 35Gt/yr elsewhere in the region.”

The authors further reveal that a 5-year cycle found in other Asian high mountain glacier mass “can be explained by the influence of Arctic Oscillation and El Niño-Southern Oscillation.”

The paper, which came out just this week (4 Mar 2014), is entitled “Evaluation of Glacier Changes in High Mountain Asia Based on 10-year GRACE-RL05 Models.”

Abstract here:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013JB010860/abstract

via Glaciers Growing in Tibet.

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