Tibetan Plateau love

Tibetan Plateau

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A vast upland region of central Asia north of the Himalaya Mountains and south of the Taklamakan Desert.

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  • proper noun an orographic feature of Asia lying at the intersection of South Asia, East Asia and Central Asia, and variously considered part of those. It is a high altitude plateau north of the Great Himalaya ranges, west of the Szechuan basin, and south of the Taklamakan Desert.

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Examples

  • The Tibetan Plateau is the source of almost all of Asia's major rivers: the Yellow River, the Yangtze, the Mekong, the Salween, the Indus, and the Yarlung Tsangpo, which downstream becomes the Brahmaputra.

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  • The Tibetan Plateau is the source of almost all of Asia's major rivers: the Yellow River, the Yangtze, the Mekong, the Salween, the Indus, and the Yarlung Tsangpo, which downstream becomes the Brahmaputra.

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  • NPR's Michael Sullivan has been following the river from its source, high on the Tibetan Plateau, to where it empties into the South China Sea.

    Cambodia's Fortunes Ebb And Flow Along The Mekong

  • The flood began in Pakistan's Tibetan Plateau and has worked its way south on the Indus River.

    Residents Scramble To Save Small Pakistani City

  • The flood began in Pakistan's Tibetan Plateau and has worked its way south on the Indus River.

    Residents Scramble To Save Small Pakistani City

  • On the Tibetan Plateau, for instance, warming has increased at upwards of three times the global average.

    The Most Endangered Glaciers

  • Dr. Kunchok was born on the great Tibetan Plateau, in Amdo Province, now known as Qinghai Province, in the Peoples Republic of China, during the demise of the devastating Cultural Revolution.

    Nalini Chilkov: Making Every Mother and Child Count: Protecting the Medically Vulnerable

  • James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and Yao Tandong, perhaps China's best-known glaciologist, have been doing research and fieldwork on the glaciers, and they report that more and more black carbon is being deposited on Himalayan glaciers via the warm, moisture-laden, southerly monsoon winds that sweep it up onto the Tibetan Plateau, where it falls as snow.

    The Most Endangered Glaciers

  • Dr. Kunchok has done extensive research into the plight of women and children of the Tibetan Plateau.

    Nalini Chilkov: Making Every Mother and Child Count: Protecting the Medically Vulnerable

  • Now that figure is 95 percent, and on a trip I recently made to the Tibetan Plateau in Yunnan province to observe the Yongming and Baishui glaciers, the two southernmost and lowest-latitude glaciers in the Greater Himalayan Range, what was striking was just how gritty they now look and how far they have receded.

    The Most Endangered Glaciers

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