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Landscape analysis of the Huang He headwaters, NE Tibetan Plateau - Patterns of glacial and fluvial erosion
Stroeven, A. P.1; Hattestrand, C.1; Heyman, J.1; Harbor, J.2; Li, Y. X.3; Zhou, L. P.4; Caffee, M. W.5; Alexanderson, H.1; Kleman, J.1; Ma, H. Z.6; Liu, G. N.4
2009-01-15
Source PublicationGEOMORPHOLOGY
Volume103Issue:2Pages:212-226
SubtypeArticle
AbstractThe large-scale geomorphology of the Huang He (Yellow River) headwaters, centered around the Bayan Har Shan (5267 m asl) in the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau, is dominated by an uplifted remnant of a low-refief relict plateau with several mountain ranges. We have performed geomorphological mapping using SRTM topographic data and Landsat 7 ETM+ satellite imagery to evaluate landscape characteristics and patterns, and to investigate the relative importance of different erosional processes in the dissection of this plateau remnant. The distribution of valley morphologies indicates that the eastern and southern margins of the plateau remnant have been extensively dissected by the Huang He and Chang Jiang (Yangtze) rivers and associated tributaries, while the mountain ranges have valley morphologies with U-shaped cross-sections that indicate large impacts from glacial erosion during Quaternary glaciations.
KeywordTibet Glacial History River Incision Huang He Ice sHeet Relict Surface
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Physical Sciences
WOS KeywordLATE QUATERNARY GLACIATION ; LATE CENOZOIC UPLIFT ; GLOBAL CLIMATE ; ICE SHEETS ; EASTERN MARGIN ; SURFACE UPLIFT ; QILIAN SHAN ; ROCK UPLIFT ; HIMALAYAS ; INCISION
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography ; Geology
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical ; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000261726600007
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.isl.ac.cn/handle/363002/5920
Collection青海盐湖研究所知识仓储
Affiliation1.Stockholm Univ, Dept Phys Geog & Quaternary Geol, Stockholm, Sweden
2.Purdue Univ, Dept Earth & Atmospher Sci, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
3.Univ Missouri, Dept Geog, Columbia, MO 65211 USA
4.Peking Univ, Dept Geog, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
5.Purdue Univ, Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Lab, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
6.Chinese Acad Sci, Qinghai Inst Salt Lakes, Xining, Peoples R China
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Stroeven, A. P.,Hattestrand, C.,Heyman, J.,et al. Landscape analysis of the Huang He headwaters, NE Tibetan Plateau - Patterns of glacial and fluvial erosion[J]. GEOMORPHOLOGY,2009,103(2):212-226.
APA Stroeven, A. P..,Hattestrand, C..,Heyman, J..,Harbor, J..,Li, Y. X..,...&Liu, G. N..(2009).Landscape analysis of the Huang He headwaters, NE Tibetan Plateau - Patterns of glacial and fluvial erosion.GEOMORPHOLOGY,103(2),212-226.
MLA Stroeven, A. P.,et al."Landscape analysis of the Huang He headwaters, NE Tibetan Plateau - Patterns of glacial and fluvial erosion".GEOMORPHOLOGY 103.2(2009):212-226.
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