• 1. Department of Geography, Peking University, Beijing 100871;
    2. Department of Geography, Xinjing University, Urumqi 830046;
    3. Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Beijing 100093

Received date: 1995-05-01

  Online published: 1995-05-20


Based on field survey and air photo interpretation, the shape, size, type, environmental condition, and forming date of the rockglaciers are considered in permafrost belt of the periglacial area at the Tianshan Mountains. Small size talus-typed rockglaciers are predominant in the head area of the Urumqi River, while on halt of the rockglaciers are large moraine-typed in Shawan County. The rockglaciers are distributed at the areawhere mean annual air temperature is 0-9℃, and mostly on northward slopes. Therockglaciers formed since 10000a B. P.

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Liu Gengnian, Xiong Heigang, Cui Zhijiu, Song Changqing . THE MORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES ANDENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION OF ROCKGLACIERS IN TIANSHAN MOUNTAINS[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 1995 , 15(3) : 226 -233,297 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.1995.03.226


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