Tibetan Plateau

The Tibetan Plateau, also known as the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau or the Qing–Zang Plateau or as the Himalayan Plateau in India, is a vast elevated plateau in Central Asia and East Asia, covering most of the Tibet Autonomous Region, most of Qinghai, Northwestern Yunnan, Western half of Sichuan, Southern Gansu provinces in Western China, the Indian regions of Ladakh and Lahaul and Spiti as well as Bhutan. It stretches approximately 1,000 kilometres north to south and 2,500 kilometres east to west. It is the world's highest and largest plateau above sea level, with an area of 2,500,000 square kilometres. With an average elevation exceeding 4,500 metres and being surrounded by imposing mountain ranges that harbor the world's two highest summits, Mount Everest and K2, the Tibetan Plateau is often referred to as "the Roof of the World". The Tibetan Plateau contains the headwaters of the drainage basins of most of the streams in surrounding regions.

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Climate changes lead to water imbalance, conflict in Tibetan Plateau

Denisovans or Homo sapiens: Who were the first to settle (permanently) on the Tibetan Plateau?

Shrinking Glaciers and Growing Lakes As Temperatures Rise on the Tibetan Plateau

Shrinking Glaciers and Growing Lakes - As temperatures rise on the Tibetan Plateau, lakes are growing larger and deeper

Venomous viper species from the Tibetan plateau discovered in museum

Why the Tibetan plateau might be the ideal spot for the telescope of the future

Chinese Astronomers Eye Tibetan Plateau Site for Observatory Project

Chinese astronomers eye Tibetan Plateau site for observatory project

Chinese astronomers eye Tibetan Plateau site for observatory project

Climate models can predict decadal rainfall variations on Tibetan plateau

How a warming climate is affecting the Tibetan Plateau

Oldest human traces from the southern Tibetan Plateau in a new light

Oldest human traces from the southern Tibetan Plateau in a new light

Russian wildfires and tropospheric ozone pollution over Northern Tibetan Plateau

Tibetan Plateau will warm faster than expected

Drought over the southwestern Tibetan Plateau triggered by ocean warming more than ten thousand miles away

El Niño impacts the precipitation recycle ratio over the Tibetan Plateau at interannual timescale