Melting permafrost flows like lava through Tibetan Plateau

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+6 1. Scotsman50 commented 7 years ago

Did the house survive ???:squirrel::squirrel:
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+3 2. yorfo commented 7 years ago

That's not cool... :(
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+4 3. ringmaster commented 7 years ago

That is not only bad news locally, but also globally. Permafrost is supposed to last all year and during all seasons.
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+4 4. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

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Science and Technology Daily reported on September 12 that the video had been taken in Zhaduozhen of Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province.
Soil and grass, also known as solifluction, can be seen flowing downhill next to a white yurt in the mountain terrain.
During the slow thawing process, small landforms are created and known as thermokarsts.
Qinghai herder council told a reporter that they had relocated nine families to a safer place, which included over 40 herders and their livestock.
Local experts explained that the thawing could have been caused by heavy rainfall in the region recently.
'The compost on the top layer of the hummocks was about 2.5 metres deep (8.2 feet). It became heavier after the rain and started to slide due to gravity,' said one of the experts.
The thawing of the mud then took away bits of ground and formed a river-like mudslide, where the mud should normally be frozen all year round.