GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 1990, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (3): 33-40.doi: 10.11821/yj1990030004

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A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS ABOUT THE TRACKS OF MOISTURE TRANSPORTATION ON THE QINGHAI-XIZANG PLATEAU

Lin Zhenyao, Wu Xiangding   

  1. Institute of Geography. Chinese Academy of Sciences and State Planning Commission of The People's Republic of China
  • Online:1990-09-15 Published:1990-09-15

Abstract: In this paper, the tracks of moisture transportation on the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau are discussed. It is found that the warm wet current in Tibet from Indian Ocean. There Are two tracks of moisture transportation, the one is east way, from Bay of Bengal, along the Brahmaputra, Yar-lungzangbo River northward into the northern region of the plateau and its tributaries are represent the form of "wet tongue"; the other is the west way, but it varies with the seasons, or from India direct leap over the Himalaya monutains into the plateau, or from Pakistan, Afghanistan through the Pamir plateau and gets into Ngari Region in Tibet.The relationship between the moisture transportation tracks and the distribution of modern mountain glaciers in Tibet are discussed too.

Key words: Moisture transportation, Qinghai-Xizang Plateau