Research directions

Earth System Process


To study Earth system change and the interaction between anthropogenic activity and global change. In 2016, Yanluan Lin and Wenhao Dong at Department for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, published a paper "Summer rainfall over the southwestern Tibetan Plateau controlled by deep convection over the Indian subcontinent" on Nature Communications. The study found deep convections over the Indian subcontinent provide most of the moisture for the summer rainfall over the southwestern Tibetan Plateau through the newly defined up-and-over route. This implies that the future variation of deep convection associated with Indian monsoon will impact summer rainfall over the Tibetan Plateau, and influence the glacier growth and retreat there in the future.