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Introduction

  Top Priorities Indian-Eurasian continental collision, geodynamics, and the growth of the Tibetan Plateau Mechanisms of material flow and phase transition in various spheres over the Tibetan Plateau and their influences ...
Scientists
YAO Tandong Chen Fahu
FANG XiaominDING Lin
MA YaomingLi Xin
Tian Lide Xu Baiqing
Yang Kun Liu Yongqin
Liang Eryuan Wu Guangjian
Piao Shilong Kang Shichang
Third Pole Environment
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  Research Activities
1_41561_2019_436_Fig1_HTML.png Enhancing land carbon sink by carbon dioxide fertilization
Elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration increases land carbon sink, partially offsetting carbon dioxide emissions from human activities such as fossil fuel, cement production, and land-use change. This process is known as carbo...
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1.jpg Scientists Reveal Temperature Surge at the Third Pole
Unprecedented warming is taking place at the Third Pole, the high-mountain region centered on the Tibetan Plateau that includes numerous glaciers and lakes. The region has nourished the local and downstream communities with fresh water f...
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image002.png 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 rup...
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image002.jpg Cryoconite: An Unrecognized Storage Reservoir for Atmosph...

  Cryoconite, or dark-colored biogenic surface dust found on the glacier surface during the intensive melting season (Fig. 1), can greatly accumulate atmospheric mercury (Hg) deposition in the “Third Pole” region, according to a rec...
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image002.jpg Pollutants to the Third Pole: traveling over mountains an...

  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...
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image002.jpg Climate Change: How ENSO Affects the Tibetan Plateau

  El –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 Plate...
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image001.jpg Study reveals pikas’ impact on Tibetan grassland degrada...

  Increased precipitation can alleviate grassland degradation in Tibet which is worsened by pika grazing and climate warming, according to a recent research led by Prof. LUO Tianxiang from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Ch...
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image001.jpg Record-Breaking Flight: Tethered Balloon for Expedition S...

  At 6:01 am on May 23rd, Jimu-1 Tethered Balloon soared above 7003 meters alongside Namtso Lake, one of the highest lakes in Tibet. Behind this record-breaking flight is an expedition team of over 50 researchers from the Chinese Acad...
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  Int’l Cooperation Activities
2019 TPE & TransTiP Science & Technology Training and ITP Undergraduates Summer School was held successfully [08-29]
Professor Toshio Koike, who was recommended by ITP, won the 2018 CAS Award for International Scientific and Techn... [02-01]
2017 TPE Science & Technology Training was held successfully in Beijing and Lanzhou, China [09-01]
TPE session successfully held at EGU 2015 [04-20]
TPE delegates attended the first Himalaya-Third Pole Circle meeting [02-10]
TPE successfully held another session at AGU fall meeting [12-26]
UCLA scientist explored further collaboration with ITP in studying land-atmosphere interaction [09-19]
TPE hosted a training program for young scientists in the Third Pole region [09-01]
Geologists from Macquarie University of Australia visited ITP [12-24]
Chair of Climate Research Fund of Iceland visits ITPCAS [08-22]
Tribhuvan University delegates visit ITPCAS [08-22]
ITP Welcomes the visit of the Tribuhvan University Vice Chancellor [04-30]
Events & Announcement
[10-13]Guide for Application of TEL Open Funding(2018.9)
[09-26]Guide for application of TEL open funding(2017.7)
[07-08]TEL 113th academic frontier seminar
[06-20]LAEB 13th Academic frontier seminar
[06-20]TEL 112th academic frontier seminar
[06-19]TEL 111th academic frontier seminar
Latest News
China Focus: Int'l workshop held to enhance coo...
Chinese scientists launch program to tackle gla...
Plant growing season not extended remarkably wi...
Glacier surface biological dust can strongly ac...
Researchers confirm earliest archaeological sit...
Harvard University Professor hosted the 16th Ti...
Topics addressed at 5th TPE Workshop gain high ...
Big money into the study of tectonics along the...
Prof YAO Tandong talks at China National Geogra...
Moisture controls the growth of birch at the up...
TPE seeks support with TU authorities for joint...
CAS delegation visits the TPE Kathmandu Center
ITP Prof. YANG Kun wins NSFC Fund for Distingui...
DFG officials visit NAMORS
NAMORS welcomes IGS delegates
Assessment Report of Tibetan Plateau Eco-enviro...
ITP Professor Joins International Journal as Co...
Distinguished young American geophysicist condu...
UT Arlington scholar visits ITP
Newsletter
Newletter 21 - Dec. 2013 Newletter 20- Jun. 2013
Research Platform
Key Laboratory of Tibetan Environment Changes and Land Surface Processes, Chinese Academy of Sciences (TEL)
Key Laboratory of Continental Collision and Plateau Uplift (LCPU)
Nam Co Monitoring and Research Station for Multisphere Interactions , Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAMORS)
Southeast Tibet Observation and Research Station for the Alpine Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences(SETORS)
Qomolangma Atmospheric and Environmental Observation and Research Station , Chinese Academy of Sciences(QOMS)
Ngari Desert Observation and Research Station (NADORS)
Muztagh Ata Westerly Observation and Research Station(MAWORS)
 
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