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Scientists carry out ‘body check’ for Glacier No.1 in Tianshan Mountains

Updated: May 1,2017 3:05 PM     Xinhua

A scientist from Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, China Academy of Sciences (CAS), works at Urumqi River source Glacier No.1 in Tianshan Mountains, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, April 29, 2017. From April 27 to 30, CAS scientists carried out a “body check” for the Urumqi River source Glacier No.1 in Tianshan Mountains, including its thickness, temperature, albedo, material balance, velocity of speed, so as to analyze its changing trend over the past half century. [Photo/Xinhua]

Scientists from Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, China Academy of Sciences (CAS), work at Urumqi River source Glacier No.1 in Tianshan Mountains, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, April 29, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Scientists from Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, China Academy of Sciences (CAS), measure the albedo of the Urumqi River source Glacier No.1 in Tianshan Mountains, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, April 29, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

A scientist from Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, China Academy of Sciences (CAS), examines the glacial retreat at Urumqi River source Glacier No.1 in Tianshan Mountains, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, April 29, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Part of the Urumqi River source Glacier No.1 is seen in Tianshan Mountains, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, April 29, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

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