Qinghai Tibet Plateau permafrost 30 years retreat 16%

March 27, 2017 | | Post a Comment

From China Academy of Sciences Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research News: long term remote sensing and ground monitoring shows that in the past 30 years, the permafrost area of Qinghai Tibet Plateau reduced from 1 million 500 thousand square kilometers to 1 million 260 thousand square kilometers, a decrease of 16%.

was frozen Qinghai Tibet Railway faces the "world class" problem, the railway builders to overcome this problem, traffic smoothly has also been 8 years ago. The Qinghai Tibet railway company recently announced that since the opening of the railway, Golmud to Lhasa section of frozen section line hundreds of kilometers of basic stability, the design did not exceed 50 mm in 99.5% of the settlement of roadbed frozen section of the allowable value, Tibet train running smoothly.  



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