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Scientific expedition project of meteorological impacts in China's Sanjiangyuan region makes progresses

Source:China Meteorological News Press30-08-2021

Recently, an integrated expedition team (hereafter referred to as the team) composed of institutions like Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Academy of Sciences of Changjiang Water Resources Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources, National Meteorological Centre, and Beijing Climate Centre, have carried out field scientific expedition in regions like Haibei, Hainan, Yushu, and Guoluo in Qinghai Sangjiangyuan Region. The expedition is oriented towards the research of westerly wind-monsoon coordinated role and its impacts in China's Sanjiangyuan region.

The team has scored phased research results in fields like structural features and impact mechanism of Asia's Water Tower, weather hazard features of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, water resources, the association between ecological changes and “warming and humidification”.

The team has surveyed boundary layers, permafrost, and ecology observation facilities in grassroots meteorological stations. It has also inspected alpine vegetation and seasonal permafrost environment changes at various altitudes in eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. What's more, the team has fully understanded the changes and status quo of vegetation, ecological environment, wetland area, lake area, ice, and permafrost.

Meteorological departments in Tibet conducted the second Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau scientific expedition. Photoed by Luosang

Through this expedition, the team has gained a vivid insight into the impacts of permafrost melt and freezing on vegetation, ecological environment, and road condition. It has also fully grasped water cycle cloud precipitation features of "Asia’s Water Tower", and its ecological environment changes against the backdrop of warming and humidification. (Aug. 30)

Editor: Liu Shuqiao