On the Relationship between LocalTopography and Small Glacier Change under Climatic Warming on Mt. Bogda,Eastern Tian Shan, China
- Received Date: 2018-07-15
- Rev Recd Date: 2018-07-15
- Publish Date: 2018-07-15
Abstract: Glacial features in the geological record provide essential clues about past behavior of climate. Of the numerous physical systems on earth, glaciers are one of most responsive to climate change, especially small glaciers, their direct marginal response taking only a few years or decades to be expressed. Accelerating recession of modern glaciers raises the issue of the climate’s impact on water runoff. Data based on topographic maps and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Radiometer (ASTER) imagery show the trends that are highly variable over time and within the region. An analysis of the local topographic settings of very small (<0.5 km2) glaciers was conducted to investigate their influence on recent changes in these glaciers...