1 2. AU - Wang, Y. Timm, O. Elison In the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference beginning early next month, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) climate researchers on Thursday sought global intervention to protect the Tibetan plateau -- the third-largest concentration of ice after the south and north poles -- from manmade disaster. With an average altitude of 4950m above sea level, the Tibetan plateau is bound by two mighty mountain ranges. It is the highest and largest plateau in the world. 2010. Tibetan Plateau, represented by glaciers retreating and lakes expanding, but the biological response to climate change by plateau–lake ecosystems is poorly known. How is the climate in the Tibetan Plateau? The sun in the daytime is strong, but the temperature keeps in the range of 20 degrees to 25 degrees. Cook, Charlotte G. Wang, Y. "comments": true, The timing and nature of these shifts to warm, wet and then cold, dry climatic conditions suggest that they correspond to the Bølling/Allerød and Younger Dryas intervals. 5) Both models were run for a two months period in summer 2009 (Fig. Böhner, J. “Tibetan Plateau: Formation, Climate, Ecosystems (TiP)” and is part of the TiP Atmosphere-Ecology-Glaciology Cluster Two SEB approaches have been set up during Phase I and II using hourly data from AWS 1 (Fig. The Tibetan Plateau (TP), with an average elevation of over 4000 m asl and an area of approximately 2.5 × 10 6 km 2, is the highest and most extensive highland in the world.Referred to as the 'Third Pole', the TP exerts a huge influence on regional and global climate through thermal forcing mechanisms (Duan and Wu 2005, Yanai et al 1992, Yeh and Gao 1979). The Central Tibetan Administration urges world leaders gathering in Paris in December at the UN COP21 climate chang Lü, XinMiao However, its influence on the local climate remains poorly understood. At night, the temperature will drop down to ten degrees, which you should take some warm clothes. Bezrukova, Elena V. Tibetan Plateau is in urgent need of thoughtful consider-ation before a reasonable palaeoclimate reconstruction is made. Leng, Melanie J. Climate change is sometimes discussed as a problem of the future, but on the "roof of the world", it has already arrived. The Central Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe ecoregion (WWF ID:PA1002) covers the high alpine plateau that stretches over 1,600 kilometres (1,000 mi) across the Tibetan Plateau to Qinghai Lake in China.Because of the high altitude—much it over 5,000 metres (16,000 ft)—the region is a cold, arid desert that is only 20% covered with steppe and meadow vegetation. Mouchet, A. The main characteristics of the Tibetan climate are dry, sunny, and changeable. From satellite data analysis, it is demonstrated that most of the precipitation over the TP is from deep convection clouds. Wolf, wild donkey, cranes, vultures, hawks, geese, snakes and buffalo all live in the Tibetan Plateau. BURR, GEORGE S. The Thanggula range in the north consists of alpine terrain conditions, the severe, dry and continental climate in Tibet. and 2012. The Tibetan Plateau needs to be protected, not just for Tibet but for the health and sustainability of the entire world. and Climate impacts of anthropogenic land use changes on the Tibetan Plateau Xuefeng Cui a,c,⁎, Hans-F. Graf a,b,1, Baerbel Langmann a,2, Wen Chen c,3, Ronghui Huang c,3 a Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Bundesstrasse 53, D-20146, Hamburg, Germany b University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EN, UK c Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100028 Beijing, China and Journal of Climate Issue Date: 2009 Abstract(summary): In this study, 40-yr ECMWF Re-Analysis (ERA-40) data are used for the description of the seasonal cycle and the interannual variability of the westerly jet in the Tibetan Plateau region. 2011. Wang, Yong Introduction. Past the climate optimum: Recruitment is declining at the world's highest juniper shrublines on the Tibetan Plateau. The Tibetan Plateau contains the world's third-largest store of ice. In Tsedang/Samye (high altitude: 3500 meters), the average annual temperature is about 8.3 degrees, and the average monthly temperature is -0.7 degrees. 2010. Growing evidence suggests that the TP has experienced more significant warming than its … Schewe, Jacob By using an atmosphere‐lake coupled model, we investigated the impact of the lake on the local climate. In Shigatse (high altitude: 3836 meters), the average annual temperature is about 6.3 degrees, and the average monthly temperature is -3.8 degrees. Qinghai Lake is the largest lake in China. Quade, Jay Menviel, L. Our model results indicate that each of these mountains has different climate effects along an uplifting sequence from south to north. ZHOU, WEIJIAN There are six main destinations for travelers, Lhasa, Tsedang or Samye, Shigatse, Nakchu, Nyintri, and Ngari. In the east of Tibetan plateau, the characteristics of the climate are mainly influenced by the Indian monsoon. During late spring to early summer, its vast and elevated surface heats up rapidly and acts as a highly effective heat source for the atmosphere above. "languageSwitch": true Lehmkuhl, Frank In the west of Tibetan Plateau, the temperature is lower than other places. IJmker, Janneke The plateau contains the largest amount of glacier ice outside of Antarctica and the North Pole and helps regulate climate systems across Asia. YU, HUAGUI T1 - Climate modulation of the Tibetan Plateau on haze in China. Kawai, Takayoshi Answer. Report (AR4), many of them failed in producing the observed cooling downstream of the Tibetan Plateau (Zhou and Yu 2006). Borkowski, Janett This study investigates the response of lake ice phenology to future climate scenarios. In Lhasa (high altitude: 3658 meters), the average annual temperature is about 7.5 degrees, and the average monthly temperature is -2.2 degrees. In Damshong (high altitude: 4200 meters), the average annual temperature is about 1.3 degrees, and the average monthly temperature is -9.9 degrees. Introduction Withthe mostprominent and complicated terrain on the globe, the Tibetan Plateau (TP) is often called the ‘Third Pole’ because itsgeographicsignificance isakintothatofAntarctica and the Arctic (Qiu 2008). Jones, Richard T. and Feature Flags: { Summer is the monsoon season, but it always rains at night. and Zhang, Chengjun The Tibetan Plateau (TP) is the largest and highest plateau on Earth. 2014. Late glacial vegetation and climate oscillations on... Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Telegrafenberg A43, 14473 Potsdam, Germany, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institute of Geological Sciences, Malteserstrasse 74-100, 12249 Berlin, Germany, Lanzhou University, Centre for Arid Environment and Paleoclimate Research, Tianshui Road 298, Lanzhou 730000, China, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2009.12.003. YU, SHI-YONG Mischke, S. } Shumilovskikh, L. S. aspects of climate change on the Tibetan Plateau. Nara, Fumiko W. Herzschuh, Ulrike We present a detailed record of vegetation and climate changes over the past 1.74 million years in a lake sediment core from the Zoige Basin, eastern Tibetan Plateau. Total loading time: 0.355 The Central Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe ecoregion (WWF ID:PA1002) covers the high alpine plateau that stretches over 1,600 kilometres (1,000 mi) across the Tibetan Plateau to Qinghai Lake in China.Because of the high altitude—much it over 5,000 metres (16,000 ft)—the region is a cold, arid desert that is only 20% covered with steppe and meadow vegetation. 2012. Brandefelt, Jenny Du , 2010t ) pointed tha degradation of grassland onthe TP should have been affected the climate changeon the TP and may be one of the reasons why climate warming on the TP is greater than on other places The Tibetan Plateau occupies an area of around 1,000 by 2,500 kilometers, and has an average elevation of over 4,500 meters. Mischke, S. Here is a complete sheet about the climate in those cities: Your email address will not be published. * Views captured on Cambridge Core between 20th January 2017 - 12th December 2020. So the weather is more humid than other places. Hartmann, Kai Chapligin, Bernhard and 2013. and This synthesis report summarises over 150 recent research reports published in scientific journals, by Chinese and international scientists, all fully referenced. Wischnewski, Juliane Climate change will have dire socioeconomic consequences for the Tibetan Plateau region. Progress in observation experiments and studies concerning the effects of the Tibetan Plateau (TP) on weather and climate during the last 5 years are reviewed. Alpine steppe was recorded between 17,700 and 14,800 cal yr BP, indicating low effective moisture at the study site. Analysis of the climate in this region is important for understanding the climate change worldwide. After the adjustment of four key parameters, the model reasonably reproduced the lake‐air interaction. Birks, H.-J.-B. In: INQUA Abstracts 2007, CONISS: a FORTRAN 77 program for stratigraphically constrained cluster analysis by the method of incremental sum of squares Source, Comparison of oxygen isotope records from the GISP2 and GRIP Greenland ice cores, Abrupt changes in the Asian southwest monsoon during the Holocene and their links to the North Atlantic Ocean, The role of mountains in the south Asia monsoon, Southward Migration of the Intertropical Convergence Zone through the Holocene, A late Quaternary lake record from the Qilian Mountains (NW China), evolution of the primary production and the water depth reconstructed from macrofossil, pollen, biomarker, and isotope data, Palaeo-moisture evolution at the margins of the Asian monsoon during the last 50 ka, Temperature variability and vertical vegetation belt shifts during the last ?50,000 yr in the Qilian Mountains (NE margin of the Tibetan Plateau, China), A general cooling trend on the central Tibetan Plateau throughout the Holocene recorded by the Lake Zigetang pollen spectra, Reliability of pollen ratios for environmental reconstructions on the Tibetan Plateau, Quantitative climate and vegetation trends since the Late Glacial on the northeastern Tibetan Plateau inferred from Koucha Lake pollen record, Vegetation in the north-eastern part of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, Reports on the Northeastern Part of the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau by Sino-W. German Scientific Expedition, Inverse phase oscillations between the East Asian and Indian Ocean summer monsoons during the last 12000 years and paleo-El Nino, Variations in tropical convection as an amplifier of global climate change at the millennial scale, The selection of sites for paleovegetational studies, A comparison of modern pollen rain and vegetation in southwestern Sichuan Province, China. In addition, the glaciers in Tibet created meltwater lakes in the Qaidam Basin, the Tarim Basin, and the Gobi Desert, despite the strong evaporation caused by the low latitude. and Here are some details about the climate in some major Tibetan cities. Knowing local Tibetans’ perceptions of climate and ecological changes is important for exploring the climate and vegetation changes in this vast and remote plateau. Congbin Fu, Zhihong Jiang, Zhaoyong Guan, Jinhai He, Zhongfeng Xu, Effects of the Tibetan Plateau on the Climate of China, Regional Climate Studies of China, 10.1007/978-3-540-79242-0, (219-270), (2008). Birks, H. J. After the adjustment of four key parameters, the model reasonably reproduced the lake‐air interaction. Wang, Junbo and This vast landscape is the birthplace of nine of Asia's largest rivers, sustaining nearly two billion people. 2013. Due to its elevation, it receives much more downward shortwave radiation than other areas, which results in very strong diurnal and seasonal changes of the surface energy components and other meteorological variables, such as surface temperature and the convective atmospheric boundary layer. The mesoscale topography over the TP plays an important role in generating and enhancing mesoscale disturbances. 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