RESEARCH

Science Advances:Study Reveals Key Factor in Himalayan Earthquake Rupture

The Himalayan orogenic belt produces frequent large earthquakes that impact population centers for a distance of over 2500 km. In the central region, the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal, with moment magnitude (MW) 7.8, partially ruptured a ~120-km by 80-km patch of the Main Himalayan Thrust (MHT),...

2019-07-03
EST: Pollutants traveling over mountains and through the valleys to the Third Pole

Persistent toxic substances released by industry and agriculture, or persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in South Asia have been travelling across the ridges and valleys of the Himalayas to reach the Tibetan Plateau, according to a recent study by researchers from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau...

2019-06-08
GRL: How El Nino Affects the Tibetan Plateau

El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO for short) may explain why the lakes over the Tibetan Plateau dramatically shrank and then expanded between 2013 and 2017, according to a latest study by scientists from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ITPCAS), the Instit...

2019-06-08
JGR: Feeling Heat on the Roof of the World

The Tibetan Plateau, also known as the “roof of the world,” is getting hotter. This process is especially fast in places marked by retreating snow, according to new research by scientists from the University of Portsmouth and the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research of the Chinese Academy of Sc...

2019-06-08
Nature: Collapsing Glaciers Threaten Asia’s Water Supplies

On Jan.3, 2019, Nature published a comment entitled “Collapsing Glaciers Threaten Asia’s Water Supplies”, which underlined the significance of a weather and isotope-monitoring network as water cycle processes accelerate across the Third Pole. The paper called for more research on Third Pole wat...

2019-03-02