Tibetan Plateau


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Tibetan Plateau

A vast upland region of central Asia north of the Himalaya Mountains and south of the Taklamakan Desert.
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With color photos on every page and b&w illustrations and floor plans, this book highlights the building styles, culture, and vernacular architecture of homes of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau.
The Yarlung Tsangpo river, which flows from Tibetan plateau, enters India and continues to flow through Arunachal Pradesh as Siang river and then Brahmaputra river in Assam.
Scientific analysis of these samples, collected in the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau, however, found that every single one of them came from an animal already well-known to science and humans.
The Gobi is a rain shadow desert, as it has been formed by the Tibetan Plateau, which isolates the area from precipitation produced by the Indian Ocean.
They are known to breed north of the Himalayan mountain range, but spend their winters at sea level south of the Tibetan plateau.
The team wanted to find out how the species migrates from its breeding grounds north of the Himalayan mountain range to south of the Tibetan Plateau, where it is known they spend their winters at sea level.
The area is on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau and home to many Tibetan and other ethnicminority villages.
As the article notes, "The first humans venturing onto the Tibetan Plateau, often called the 'roof of the world,' faced one of the most brutal environments our species can endure.
The Tibetan Plateau hosts the largest group of alpine lakes on the Earth, which provide important ecological services to the plateau and neighboring regions.
Along the western margin of the Tibetan Plateau, in the vicinity of south-eastern Afghanistan and western Pakistan, the South Asian plate translates obliquely relative to the Eurasia plate, resulting in a complex fold-and-thrust belt known as the Sulaiman Range.
Charlotte Acton's journey has taken her from Cambridge, where she trained as a seismologist, to the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau, where she studied the crustal and mantle structure of the India Asia collision zone.
Gravity data captured by satellite has allowed researchers to take a closer look at the geology deep beneath the Tibetan Plateau.