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Adam, J.C., Hamlet, A.F. and Lettenmaier, D.P. (2009) Implications of Global Climate Change for Snowmelt Hydrology in the Twenty-First Century. Hydrol Process, 23, 962-972. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.7201

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  • TITLE: Glacier Mass-Balance Variation in China during the Past Half Century

    AUTHORS: Yousif Elnour Yagoub, Zhongqin Li, Ahmed A. H. Siddig, Omer Said Musa, Muhammad Naveed Anjum

    KEYWORDS: Glacier Mass-Balance, Snow Density, Snowmelt, Snow Depth, Runoff, Climate Variation

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, Vol.6 No.5, May 23, 2018

    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of temperature trend on glacier-mass balance, snow density, snowmelt, snow depth and runoff by using observations of nine glacier stations that covered most of the China over the period of 1979-2013. Trend analysis showed an increasing trend of temperature on all of the selected stations. On an average, temperature was increasing at the rate of 0.46/10a. The increasing trend of temperature showed a negative relationship with annual glacier-mass balance on most of the stations and caused a decrease in annual balance. Results of Pearson’s correlation analysis showed a highly significant negative correlation between temperature and snow density (correlation coefficient (CC = -0.661 at 0.01 significance level). There was a significant positive correlation between temperature and snowmelt (CC = 0.532 at 0.01 significance level). There was a significant negative correlation between temperature and snow depth (correlation coefficient (CC = -0.342 at 0.05 significance level). Moreover, there was a significant positive correlation between temperature and runoff (CC = 0.586 at 0.01 significance level). Increasing trend of temperature caused an increasing trend of annual snowmelt and runoff anomaly% at the rate of 24.82/10a and 9.87/10a, respectively. On the other hand, a declining trend in annual snow density and snow depth anomaly% was found at a rate of -5.32/10a and -1.93/10a, respectively. We concluded that the snow density, snowmelt and runoff are significantly sensitive to temperature in China. This contribution has provided information for further understanding of glacier variation and its influencing factors.