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On top of the world: UD geographers collaborate on Tibetan Plateau research

On top of the world:  UD geographers collaborate on Tibetan Plateau research

A 10-day trip to western China’s Tibetan Plateau in June by two University of Delaware geographers may yield enhanced research collaborations in this vast area so high and cold it’s often referred to as Earth’s “third polar region.”

Profs. Del Levia and Frederick (Fritz) Nelson in the University of Delaware Department of Geography presented a series of lectures at Lanzhou University (LU) and the State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The National Key Basic Research Program of China and CAS supported the trip.

The visit to Lanzhou was a reunion between the UD geographers and Professors Meixue Yang and Xiaohua Gou. Yang, a senior scientist with Key Lab, and Gou, a professor in LU’s College of Earth and Environmental Science, had spent two years at UD in 2006-2008, establishing ties among research programs at the three institutions. (full article)