Study Area



The study region is the Lhasa area, which is located at the middle and lower reaches of Lhasa River basin in central Tibetan Plateau (TP). Lhasa City, as the capital city and center of politics, economy, culture, transportation, and religion of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR, hereafter also referred to as Tibet), is situated within the study area. The region has a long history of land resources development and utilization and the highest population density in TAR, which makes that the impact of human activities on regional environment is marked and extensive compared to other areas in the TP.


Lhasa area Physiographic characteristics Socioeconomic conditions Central Tibetan Plateau 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Duo Chu
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  1. 1.Tibet Institute of Plateau Atmospheric and Environmental SciencesTibet Meteorological BureauLhasaChina

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