Glacial geomorphology of the Shaluli Shan area, southeastern Tibetan Plateau
2012 (English)In: Journal of Maps, ISSN 1744-5647, Vol. 8, no 1, 48-55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a glacial geomorphological map covering 1.04 x 10(5) km(2) of the Shaluli Shan (Shan Mountain), southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Using a 90 m digital elevation model from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission and 15/30 m Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus satellite imagery, we have mapped glacial valleys, marginal moraines, hummocky terrain, glacial lineations and ice-scoured terrain. Lineations and scoured areas largely overlap on the low relief granite plateau of the Shaluli Shan and relate to former ice cap glaciation. These landscape features indicate that past ice cap glaciation included basal sliding conditions, and thus warm-based ice. Glacial valleys and marginal moraines are dominant landforms in the high mountain ranges of Shaluli Shan and occur on and fringing the plateau. This glacial geomorphological map forms the basis for paleoglaciological reconstructions of this southeastern Tibetan Plateau region and indicates the former presence of multiple glaciations involving valley glaciers and ice caps. The map is presented at a scale of 1:630,000.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 8, no 1, 48-55 p.
glacial geomorphology, glaciation, landform, ice cap, Tibetan Plateau, Shaluli Shan, glacial valley, moraine, lineations, ice-scoured terrain
Research subject Physical Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80120DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2012.668762ISI: 000305899100006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-80120DiVA: diva2:553270