Tibet: contemporary geodetic-geophysical observations and interpretations


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Tibet is a region of profound sicentific interests for all science disciplines. In the past 9 years, the International Association of Geodesy has formed a special study group to promote geodetic-geophysical observations here. Today, an unprecedented amount of data has been generated in Tibet, mainly from space-borne sensors. Ground-based observations also contribute to the data volume. Typical sensors are ground and satellite-based gravimeters, satellite altimeters, InSAR, satellite imagery, GPS, microwave and Lidar sensors. Such data can be used to study changes in glacier, lake level, water resource, climate and environment, and the dynamics of the Tibet-India plate. The size and the time-length of these Tibetan geodetic-geophysical observations allow to see long-term evolutions of interested signals and to model their mechanisms. The data may be used to extract previously missing features vital to the interpretation of a targeted phenomenon. This special issue welcomes papers reporting the state-of-the-art geodetic-geophysical observations in Tibet that have profound implications and can advance the science of Tibet.


Guest Editors (based on alphabetic order of last name)

Cheinway Hwang
Department of Civil Engineering, National Chiao Tung University
(Executive/Leading Guest Editor, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

C. K. Shum
Division of Geodetic Science, School of Earth Sciences, the Ohio State University

Wen-Bin Shen
School of Geodesy, Wuhan University

Xiaodong Song
Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
School of Geodesy, Wuhan University, China


Important dates

Manuscript submission deadline: January 31, 2018  February 28, 2018

Revision in final form: June 30, 2018

Submit to the TAO office: October 31, 2018  November 30, 2018

Tentative publication: February, 2019



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