Space View of
(Photo from NASA)
|From Tibet view India plain direction.||Magnificent Himalayas between Tibet Plateau and India plain.||Large lakes on Tibet Plateau.||Tibet Plateau is rich of lakes.|
"Mega" of Geologists -
Its Unique Geological & Ecological Features:
About 200 million years ago, Himalayuas and Tibet Plateau were uplifted by the collision between Euroasian comtinent and India Sub-continent. From the view of earth science, Tibet plateau is one of the most interesting region in the world.
It is the highest plateau in the world - average altitude 4,500 m (14,763 ft).
It is the front line of Euroasian continent and India Sub-comtinent, and these two mass of land are still press each other today.
It has the two highest mountains in the world - Mt. Everest (8,850 m = 29,035 ft) and Mt. K2 ( 8,611 m = 28,250 ft).
It has the largest canyon in the world - Yalung Tsangpu (Brahmaputra) River Great Canyon (depth 5,382 m = 17,657 ft with a total length of 496.3 km.
It has the largest scale of vertical ecosystem zones - from the highest point on the earth 8,850 m, to the bottom of valley >900 m elevation.
It has numerous glaciers and the originates of many important rivers are here.
It has very unique environment and many unique plants & animals.
Its natural ecosystem has been reserved very well.
The World's Roof is the
"Mega" of Geologists. It is the scientific treasure of the whole
A scientific synergy acquired by Terra sensors in March 2000 (NASA) :
It proved the clearness of the environment on world's Roof.
|True color image draped over surface topography of the Earth||Himalayas (white) divided the Tibet (World's Roof) and the India sub-continent. The growth of dense vegetation (darker greens) in the true color image.||Tibet Plateau is really like a roof, suspended on the top of India Sub-continent.||High concentration of water vapor, or humidity, appeared just south of the Himalayas.|
|The lush landscape attracts about a billion people reside there. indicated by the reds and yellows in this false-color image.||industries produce a thick layer of haze, or aerosol particles (brown),||High levels of carbon monoxide (reds and yellows,) But these pollutants were not allowed to spread northward to the Tibetan Plateau.|| Tibet &
India (MODIS Data, 3/2/2000 at 5:25 UTC)
Left: RGB color image.
Middle: Water vapor
Right: Elevation (meter).
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