Forest fires have important influences on chemical properties of soils in permafrost regions, and changes in soil characteristics affected by forest fires are related with fire severity and post-fire recovery time.
Within oasis-desert ecotone regions, the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) is an important parameter for evaluating the growth of vegetation.
Yardangs are typical aeolian erosion landforms, which are attracting more and more attention of geomorphologists and geologists for their various morphology and enigmatic formation mechanisms.
Climate change, population growth and extreme events can trigger social crises and instability. The processes that dominate a society’s emergence, resilience and collapse, and the complex interactions among such processes, operating within a small region, at a multicentury or even larger time sc...
Recently, scientists from Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources (NIEER) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences examined the effects of increased precipitation and reduced wind velocity on annual herb plant community characteristics via a manipulative experiment from the middle of April...
Landslides are one of the major geohazards in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and have recently increased in both frequency and size.
Mercury is a toxic heavy metal and a global pollutant with special physical and chemical properties, and its cycle is mainly controlled by oxidation-reduction reactions carried out by photochemical or microbial process under suitable conditions.
Spending almost half of his life studying glaciers in the Qilian Mountains in northwestern China, Qin Xiang has gotten used to countless crevasses, and fierce winds and snow in areas at an altitude of over 4,000 meters above sea level.
Considering the effect of environmental exposure and contamination, six trace elements in scalp hair samples of cooks at Lhasa city, southern Tibetan Plateau were analyzed by in ductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry.
Carbonaceous matter has an important impact on glacial retreat in the Tibetan Plateau, further affecting the water resource supply.