Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 11, 997–1014, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-997-2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 997–1014, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-997-2017

Research article 20 Apr 2017

Research article | 20 Apr 2017

Mapping and inventorying active rock glaciers in the northern Tien Shan of China using satellite SAR interferometry

Xiaowen Wang et al.

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Short summary
Rock glaciers are abundant in high mountains in western China but have been ignored for 20 years. We used a new remote-sensing-based method to map active rock glaciers in the Chinese part of the Tien Shan and compiled an inventory of 261 active rock glaciers and included quantitative information about their locations, geomorphic parameters, and downslope velocities. Our dataset suggests that the lower limit of permafrost there is 2500–2800 m.