Tien Shan


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Tien Shan

 (tyĕn′ shän′)

Tien Shan

(ˈtjɛnˈʃɑːn)
n
(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for the Tian Shan

Tien Shan

(ˈtyɛn ˈʃɑn)

also Tian Shan


n.
a mountain range in central Asia, in Kirghizia and China. Highest peak, Pobeda Peak, 24,406 ft. (7439 m).
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Noun1.Tien Shan - a major mountain range of central AsiaTien Shan - a major mountain range of central Asia; extends 1,500 miles
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
Pobeda Peak, Pobedy Peak - a mountain peak in the Tien Shan mountains in northern India (24,406 feet high)
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Global climate change and the observed shrinkage of glaciers in the Tien Shan and Pamir raise the question about the spatio-temporal variability in glacier and snow-melt contribution to river runoff and potential changes in the runoff components.
North East England Alpine Garden Society, demonstration, Kazakhstan, from the Tien Shan to the Altai, St Mary's Church Hall, Ponteland, 7.
Species of tulips grow over a wide area stretching from Turkey to as far as China - the Tien Shan range.
Species tulips grow over a wide area, stretching from Turkey to as far as China - the Tien Shan range.
The Talas mountains are part of Central Asia's Tien Shan range and are found in a very wild and isolated region, almost cut off from the rest of Kyrgyzstan.
According to a new study, the ice sheets of Central Asia's largest mountain range, Tien Shan, have lost 27 percent of their mass and 18 percent of their surface area over the last half-century.
As we forge eastwards on the Silk Route we also stop by another ancient city, Turpan, which comes after we cross quite a big spur of the Tien Shan range.
The dust and salt from the bottom of the Aral Sea settles on glaciers in the Tien Shan and Pamir, which accelerates the melting process, Vohidzhon Ahmadzhonov said.
TIEN SHAN MOUNTAIN: Tien Shan mountains which is located in Central Asia, dazzles eyes of visitor with its amazing nature and magnificence.
Gold Fields also owns three neighbouring prospecting licenses in the Tien Shan gold belt covering 32,150 hectares.
The two-day talks at the foot of the snow-capped Tien Shan mountains in Almaty come five weeks after the two sides met at the same venue for what Tehran described as "positive" and the world powers more cooly as "useful" discussions.