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  • Station or site: Contributing Station
  • Belongs to site: Tianshan site
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Shape: point
  • Latitude, longitude: 41.76, 79.91
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 3700
  • Landscape: Glacier
  • Year established: 2007
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Zhongqin li
  • Science contact: Wenbin Wang
  • Data contact: Wenbin Wang

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Qingbingtan 72 Glacier station
Contributing Station Information

Qingbingtan 72 Glacier station is located at the westmost of Tianshan Mountains in China. This area is the biggest glaciated area within the Asian continent. The glacial meltwater has high portion in the streamflow, above 40 percent on average. It is the main water source of Tarim River. The observation of this station started in 2007. Up to now, the observation include mass balance, the area and the terminal change, movement speed, energy balance, the temperature, change of glacier elevation, the thickness, the debris on the surface and the ablation of the glaciers, hydrometeor, snow ice and aerosol chemistry. This glacier belongs to tuomuer-type glacier and has the debris on the surface.

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information

Measurements

The measurements made at Qingbingtan 72 Glacier station are listed in the following tables. (Note: If End Year is blank, measurements are ongoing.)

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
GlacierAccumulation2004Continuous
GlacierAblation2007Continuous
GlacierAnnual mass balance2007Continuous
GlacierArea2007Continuous
GlacierThickness2007Fragmented
GlacierGlacial runoff2010Continuous
GlacierGlacial discharge2010

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
Glacier0
Icesheet0
Iceshelf0
Iceberg0
Atmosphere0
Hydrology0
Ecology0
Oceanography0
Other0

Last updated: 31 May 2017