Special Column:Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of IGSNRR, CAS

Progress in the Research on the Impact of Glacial Change on Water Resources

  • 1. Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, Beijing 100085,China;
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

Received date: 2007-01-01

  Revised date: 2007-10-24

  Online published: 2008-02-01


Glacier is an important kind of fresh water resources. The glacier change not only affects obviously water resources in and around mountain area, but also contributes greatly to sea level rise. Thus, it becomes the focus of attention. Reviewing international and domestic studies, this article puts forward that there is still a big gap between native research and foreign ones in scope and depth. Especially, there are few studies on the process and mechanism of melt-water production and forecast models are lagging behind in types, conceptual framework and technical means. The impact of west glacier water resources change on socioeconomy and ecological environment must be taken into consideration in the process of Western Development, and it is urgent to strengthen related monitoring and researches.

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LI Zhi-guo, YAO Tan-dong, TIAN Li-de . Progress in the Research on the Impact of Glacial Change on Water Resources[J]. JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2008 , 23(1) : 1 -8 . DOI: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2008.01.001


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