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Name  Kang Shichang Degree  Ph.D
E-mail  Shichang.kang@lzb.ac.cn Phone  0086 (931)-496-7368
Zip Code  730000 Fax  0086 (931)-496-7368
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Address  320 West Donggang Road, Lanzhou, Gansu, China
  • Resume:
  • Prof. Kang Shichang, director of State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences (SKLCS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has focused on climate and environmental changes recorded in the Tibetan ice cores, as well as water and atmospheric composition in the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya. There are more than 300 peer-reviewed papers published in domestic and international journals, such as Climate Dynamic, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Environmental Science and Technology, Environment International, Environmental Research Letter, Atmospheric Environment, Atmospheric Research, Global and Planetary Change, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Glaciology etc.. Having an h-index over 20, his publications have been cited over 1200 times by international journals. He is one of associate editor of Atmospheric Research. He has engaged in over 40 projects and captained over 40 field campaigns in Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau and been very experienced in high elevation works. Dr. Kang has received numerous awards for research and innovation. For example, he achieved “Special Allowance of the State Council of China”, “National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation”, “Excellent Youth Scientist on Tibetan Plateau Research”. He has collaborated with researchers from over 10 countries globally and is a member of the Capacity Building and Education Committee of IUGG. 
  • R&D Scopes:
  • Atmospheric Environment, Ice core records, Glacier and climate change
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  • Professor
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  • Major Published Works:
  •        2014 

           1. Li C., S. Kang*, Pengfei Chen, Qianggong Zhang, Jue Mi, Shaopeng Gao, Mika Sillanpää. Geothermal spring causes arsenic contamination in river waters of the southern Tibetan Plateau, China. Environmental Earth Sciences. Doi: 10.1007/s12665-013-2804-2. 

      2. Tripathee L., S. Kang*, J. Huang, M. Sillanpää, C. M. Sharma, Z. L. Lüthi, J. Guo, R. Paudyal. Ionic composition of wet precipitation over the southern slope of central Himalayas, Nepal. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-2197-5. 


      3. Cong Z., S. Kang*, S. Gao, Y. Zhang, Q. Li, K. Kawamura. 2013. Historical trends of atmospheric black carbon on Tibetan Plateau as reconstructed from a 150-year lake sediment record. Environmental Science and Technology, 47 (6): 2579-2586. Doi: 10.1021/es3048202. 

      4. Huang J., S. Kang*, Q. Zhang, J. Guo, P. Chen, G. Zhang, L. Tripathee, 2013. Atmospheric deposition of trace elements recorded in snow from the Mt. Nyainqêntanglha region, southern Tibetan Plateau. Chemosphere, 92: 871-881. Do: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.02 

      5. Huang J., S. Kang*, S. Wang, L. Wang, Q. Zhang, J. Guo, K. Wang, G. Zhang, L. Tripathee. 2013. Wet deposition of mercury at Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. Science of the Total Environment, 447: 123-132. Doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.01.003. 

      6. Ji Z., S. Kang*. 2013. Projection of snow cover changes over China under RCP scenarios. Climate Dynamic, 41(3-4): 589-600. Doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1473-2. 

      7. Zhang G., S. Kang*, K. Fujita, E. Huintjes, J. Xu, T. Yamazaki, S. Haginoya, Y. Wei, D. Scherer, C. Schneider, T. Yao. 2013. Energy and mass balance of the Zhadang Glacier surface, central Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Glaciology, 59(213): 137-148. Doi:10.3189/2013JoG12J152. 


      8. Huang J., S. Kang*, Q. Zhang, H. Yan, J. Guo, Matt G. Jenkins, G. Zhang, K. Wang, 2012. Wet deposition of mercury at a remote site in the Tibetan Plateau: concentrations, speciation, and fluxes. Atmospheric Environment, 62: 540-550. Doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.09.003. 

      9. Huang J., S. Kang*, Q. Zhang, M. Jenkins, J. Guo, G. Zhang, K. Wang. 2012. Spatial distribution and magnification processes of mercury in snow from high-elevation glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Environment, 46 (1): 140-146. Doi:10.1016/ j.atmosenv.2011.10.008. 

      10.Huang J., S. Kang*, J. Guo, Q. Zhang, J. Xu, M. G. Jenkins, G Zhang, K. Wang. 2012. Seasonal variations, speciation and possible sources of mercury in the snowpack of Zhadang glacier, Mt. Nyainqêntanglha, southern Tibetan Plateau. Science of the Total Environment. 429: 223-230. Doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.04.045. 

      11. Li C., S. Kang*, P. Chen, Q. Zhang, Guor Cheng Fang, 2012. Characterizations of particle-bound trace metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) within Tibetan tents of south Tibetan Plateau, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 19(5): 1620-1628. Doi: 10.1007/s11356-011-0678-y. 

      12. Li C., S. Kang*, P. Chen, Q. Zhang, J. Guo, J. Mi, P. Basang, Q. Luosang, K. R. Smith, 2012. Personal PM2.5 and indoor CO in nomadic tents using open and chimney biomass stoves on the Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Environment, 59: 207-213. Doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv. 2012.05.033. 

      13. Li C., S. Kang*, Q. Zhang, S. Gao, 2012. Geochemical evidence on the source regions of Tibetan Plateau dusts during non-monsoon period in 2008/09. Atmospheric Environment, 59: 382-388. Doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.06.006. 

      14. Li C., S. Kang*, Q. Zhang, C. M. Sharma. 2012. Effectiveness of Rear Earth Elements constrain on different materials: A casa study in central Asia. Environmental Earth Sciences, 67(5): 1415-1421. Doi: 10.1007/s12665-012-1586-2.  

      15. You Q., K. Fraedrich, G. Ren, B. Ye, X. Meng, S. Kang*. 2012. Inconsistencies of precipitation in the eastern and central Tibetan Plateau between surface adjusted data and reanalysis. Theoretical Applied Climatology, 109: 485-496. Doi: 10.1007/s00704-012 -0594-1. 

      16. Zhang Q., J. Huang, F. Wang, M. Loewen, J. Xu, D. Armstrong, C. Li, Y. Zhang, S. Kang*, 2012. Mercury Distribution and Deposition in Glacier Snow over Western China. Environmental Science and Technology, 46: 54045413. Doi:10.1021/es300166x. 

      17. Zhang Y.L., S. Kang*. C. Li, Z. Cong, Q. Zhang, 2012. Wet deposition of precipitation chemistry during 2005-2009 at a remote site (Nam Co Station) in central Tibetan Plateau Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 69(3): 187-200. Doi: 10.1007/s10874-012-9236-3. 


      18.     Cong Z., S. Kang*, C. Luo, Q. Li, J. Huang, S. Gao, X. Li., 2011. Trace elements and lead isotopic composition of PM10 in Lhasa, Tibet. Atmospheric Environment, 45 (34): 6210-6215. Doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.07.060. 

      19.     Ji Z., S. Kang*, D. Zhang, J. Wu, Y. Xu. 2011. Simulation of the anthropogenic aerosols over South Asia and their effects on Indian summer monsoon. Climate Dynamics, 36(9-10): 1633-1647. Doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0982-0. 

      20.     Li C., S. Kang*, Q. Zhang, S. Gao, C. M. Sharma. 2011. Heavy metals in sediments of the Yarlung Tsangbo and its connection with arsenic problem in Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 33(1): 23-32. Doi: 10.1007/s10653-010-9311-0.  

      21.     Xu Y., S. Kang*, Y. L. Zhang, Y. J. Zhang. 2011. A method for estimating the contribution of evaporative vapor from the Lake Nam Co to local atmospheric vapor based on stable isotopes of water bodies. Chinese Science Bulletin, 56(14): 1511–1517.  Doi: 10.1007/ s11434-011-4467-256.  

      22.     You Q., S. Kang*, E. Aguilar, N. Pepin, W. Flügel, Y. Yan, Y. Xu, Y. Zhang, J. Huang. 2011. Changes in daily climate extremes in China and its connection to the large scale atmospheric circulation during 1961-2003. Climate Dynamics. 36(11): 2399-2417. Doi: 10.1007/ s00382-009-0735-0. 

      23.     You Q., S. Kang*, G. Ren, K. Fraedrich, N. Pepin, Y. Yan, L. Ma. 2011. Changes of snow depth and snow day in the eastern and central Tibetan Plateau from observational data. Climate Research. 46: 171–183. Doi: 10.3354/cr00985. 

      24.     Zhang Q., S. Kang*, C. Li, F. Chen, Zuzana Boukalova, Ivo Černý. 2011. Assessment of elemental distribution and trace elemental contamination in surficial wetland sediments, Southern Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 177 (1-4): 301-313. Doi: 10.1007/s10661-010-1635-9. 


      25.     Cong Z., S. Kang*, S. Y. Zhang. 2010. Atmospheric wet deposition of trace elements to central Tibetan Plateau. Applied Geochemistry, 25(9): 1415-1421. Doi: 10.1016/ j.apgeochem.2010.06.011. 

      26.     Cong Z., S. Kang*, S. Dong, X. Liu, D. Qin. 2010. Elemental and individual particle analysis of atmospheric aerosols from high Himalayas. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 160: 323-335. Doi: 10.1007/s10661-008-0698-3. 

      27.     Huang J., S. Kang*, C. Shen, Z. Cong, K. Liu, L. Liu., 2010. Seasonal variations and sources of ambient fossil and biogenic-derived carbonaceous aerosols based on 14C measurements in Lhasa, Tibet. Atmospheric Research, 96 (4): 553-559. Doi:10.1016/j.atmosres. 2010.01.003. 

      28.     Huang J., S. Kang*, C. Shen, Z. Cong, K. Liu, W. Wang, L. Liu, Seasonal variations of 10Be in atmospheric aerosol in Lhasa, Tibet. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55(23): 2572-2578. Doi: 10.1007/s11434-010-3233-1. 

      29.     Kang* S., X. Wei, Q. You, Wolfgang-Albert Flügel, Nick Pepin, T. Yao. 2010. Review of climate and cryospheric change in the Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Research Letter, 5(2010) 015101 (8pp). Doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/1/015101. 

      30.     Kang* S., Y. L. Zhang, Y.J. Zhang, B. Grigholm, S. Kaspari, D. Qin, J. Ren, P. Mayewski. 2010. Variability of atmospheric dust loading over the central Tibetan Plateau based on ice core glaciochemistry. Atmospheric Environment, 44(25): 2980-2989. Doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.05.014. 

      31.     Li M., S. Kang*, Jun Ge, Chaolu Yi, Xiaomin Fang, 2010. Saline Rhythm and Climatic Change since 20.6 kyr BP from the Qiulinanmu Playa Lake in Tibet. Carbonates and Evaporites, 25:5-14. Doi: 10.1007/s13146-009-0001-x. 

      32.     You Q., S. Kang*, N. Pepin, W. Flügel, A. Sanchez-Lorenzo, Y. Yan, Y. Zhang. 2010. Climate warming and associated changes with atmospheric circulation in the eastern and central Tibetan Plateau from a homogenized dataset. Global and Planetary Change, 72 (1-2): 11-24. Doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2010.04.003. 

      33.     You Q., S. Kang*, N. Pepin, W. Flügel, Y. Yan, H. Behrawan, J. Huang. 2010. Relationship between temperature trend magnitude, elevation and mean temperature in the Tibetan Plateau from homogenized surface stations and reanalysis data. Global and Planetary Change, 71(1-2): 124-133.  Doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha. 2010.01.020. 

      34.     You, Q., S. Kang*, W. Flügel, A. Sanchez-Lorenzo, Y. Yan, J. Huang, J. Martin-Vide. 2010. From brightening to dimming in sunshine duration over the eastern and central Tibetan Plateau (1961-2005). Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 101(3): 445-457. Doi: 10.1007/ s00704-009-0231-9. 

      35.     You Q, S. Kang*, W. A. Flügel, N. Pepin, Y. Yan, J. Huang. 2010. Decreasing wind speed and weakening latitudinal surface pressure gradients in the Tibetan Plateau. Climate Research, 42: 57-64. Doi: 10.3354/cr00864. 

      36.     Zhang Y., S. Kang*, Q. Zhang, Z. Cong, Y. Zhang, T. Gao. 2010. Seasonal and spatial variability of microparticles in snowpacks on the Tibetan Plateau, China. Journal of Mountain Science, 7: 15-25, Doi: 10.1007/s11629-010-1053-z. 

      37.     Zheng W., S. Kang*, X. Feng, Q. Zhang, C. Li, 2010. Mercury speciation and spatial distribution in surface waters of the Yarlung Zangbo River, Tibet. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55(24): 2697-2703. Doi: 10.1007/s11434-010-4001-y.  


      38.     Kang* S., C. Li, F. Wang, Q. Zhang, Z. Cong. 2009. Total suspended particulate matter and toxic elements indoors during cooking with yak dung. Atmospheric Environment, 43(27): 4243-4246. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.06.015. 

      39.     Kang* S., F. Chen, T. Gao, Y. Zhang, W. Yang, W. Yu, T. Yao. 2009. Early onset of rainy season suppresses glacier melt: A case study on the Zhadang Glacier, Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Glaciology, 192(55): 755-758. 

      40.     Cong Z., S. Kang*, A. Smirnov, B. Holben, 2009. Aerosol optical properties at Nam Co, a remote site in central Tibetan Plateau, Atmospheric Research, 92(1): 42-48. Doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.08.005. 

      41.     Cong Z., S. Kang*, S. Dong, D. Qin. 2009. Seasonal features of aerosol particles recorded in central Himalayan snow and its environmental implications. Journal of Environmental Science, 21(7): 914-919. Doi: 10.1016/s1001-0742(08)62361-X. 

      42.     Cong Z., S. Kang*, S. Dong, Y. Zhang. 2009. Individual particle analysis of atmospheric aerosols at Nam Co, Tibetan Plateau. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 9: 323-331. Doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2008.12.0064. 

      43.     Li C., S. Kang*, Q. Zhang. 2009. Elemental composition of Tibetan Plateau top soils and its effect on evaluating atmospheric pollution transport. Environmental Pollution, 157: 2261-2265. Doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2009.03.035. 

      44.     Li C., S. Kang*, Q. Zhang, F. Wang. 2009. Rare earth elements in the surface sediments of the Yarlung Tsangbo (Upper Brahmaputra River) sediments, southern Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary International, 208: 151-157. Doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2009.05.003. 

      45.     Li M., S. Kang*, L. Zhu, F. Wang, J. Wang, C. Yi, X. Fang, M. Xie. 2009. On the Unusual Holocene Carbonate Sediment in Lake Nam Co, Central Tibet. Journal of Mountain Sciences, 6(4): 346-353. Doi: 10.1007/s11629-009-1020-8. 

      46.     Zhang Q., S. Kang*, S. Kaspari, C. Li, D. Qin, P. A. Mayewski, S. Hou. 2009. Rare earth elements in an ice core from Mt. Everest: Seasonal variations and potential sources. Atmospheric Research. 

      47.     You Q., S. Kang*, W. Flügel, A. Sanchez-Lorenzo, Y. Yan, Y. Xu, J. Huang, Does a weekend effect in diurnal temperature range exist in the eastern and central Tibetan Plateau? Environmental Research Letters, 4 (2009), 4 (2009), 045202, 1-7. Doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/4/045202. 

      48.     Zhang Q., S. Kang*, S. Kaspari, C. Li, D. Qin, P. A. Mayewski, S. Hou. 2009. Rare earth elements in an ice core from Mt. Everest: Seasonal variations and potential sources. Atmospheric Research, 94(2): 300-312. Doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.06.005. 


      49.     Li C., S. Kang*, X. Wang, F. Ajmone-Marsand, Q. Zhang, 2008. Heavy metals and rare earth elements (REEs) in soil from the Nam Co Basin, Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Geology, 53: 1433-1440. Doi: 10.1007/s00254-007-0752-4. 

      50.     Li M., S. Kang*, L. Zhu, Q. You, Q. Zhang, J. Wang. Mineralogy and geochemistry of the Holocene lacustrine sediments in Nam Co, Tibet. Quaternary International, 187(1): 105-116. Doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2007.12.008. 

      51.     Zhang Q., S. Kang*, F. Wang, C. Li, Y. Xu, 2008. Major ion geochemistry of Nam Co Basin and its sources, Tibetan Plateau. Aquatic Geochemistry, 14, 321-336. DOI 10.1007/s10498-008-9039-y. 

      52.     Zhang Q., S. Kang*, Z. Cong, S. Hou, Y. Liu, 2008. Elemental concentrations in surface snow from the ultra-high elevation area of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest). Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(2): 289-294. Doi: 10.1007/s11434-007-0446-z.  

      53.     You Q., S. Kang*, N. Pepin, Y. Yan, 2008. Relationship between trends in temperature extremes and elevation in the eastern and central Tibetan Plateau, 1961-2005. Geophysical Research Letters, 35 (L04704), Doi:10.1029/2007GL032669.  

      54.     You Q., S. Kang*, E. Aguilar, Y. Yan, 2008. Changes in daily climate extremes in the eastern and central Tibetan Plateau during 1961-2005. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113 (D07101), Doi:10.1029/2007JD009389. 


      55.     Cong Z., S. Kang*, X. Liu, G. Wang. 2007. Elemental composition of aerosol in the Nam Co region, Tibetan Plateau, during summer monsoon season. Atmospheric Environment, 41(6): 1180-1187. Doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.09.046 

      56.     Kang S., D. Qin, P. A. Mayewski, S. Kaspari, J. Ren, S. Hou. 2007. Annual accumulation in the Mt. Nyainqentanglha ice core, southern Tibetan Plateau, China: relationships to atmospheric circulation over Asia. Arctic, Antarctic, Alpine Research, 39(4): 663-670. 

      57.     Kang S., Q. Zhang, S. Kaspari, D. Qin, Z. Cong, J. Ren, P. A. Mayewski. Spatial and seasonal variations of elemental composition in Mt. Everest (Qomolangma) snow/firn. Atmospheric Environment, 41(34): 7208-7218. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.05.024.  

      58.     Kang S., Y. Zhang, Qin D., Ren J., Zhang Q., B. Grigholm, P. Mayewski. 2007. Recent temperature increase recorded in an ice core in the source region of Yangtze River. Chinese Science Bulletin, 52(6): 825-831. DOI: 10.1007/s11434- 007-0140-1.   

      59.     Li C., S. Kang*, Q. Zhang, S. Kaspari, 2007. Major ionic composition of precipitation in the Nam Co region, Central Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Research, 85(3-4): 351-360. Doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2007.02.006. 

      60.     Li C., S. Kang*, Z. Cong. 2007. Elemental composition of aerosols collected in the glacier area on Nyainqêntanglha Range, Tibetan Plateau, during summer monsoon season. Chinese Science Bulletin. 52(24): 3436-3442. Doi: 10.1007/s11434- 007-0445-0.   

      61.     Zhang Y., S. Kang*, D. Qin, B. Grigholm, P. A. Mayewski. 2007. Changes in annual accumulation recorded in a Geladaindong ice core and its relationship to atmospheric circulation over the Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 52(23): 3261-3266. 

      62.     Ye Q., S. Kang*, F. Chen, J. Wang. 2006. Monitoring glacier variations on Geladandong mountain, central Tibetan Plateau, from 1969 to 2002 using remote-sensing and GIS technologies. Journal of Glaciology, 52(179): 537-545. 

      63.     Kang S., Yan Y., P. A. Mayewski, 2005. A 290-year record of atmospheric circulation over the North Pacific from a Mt. Logan ice core, Yukon Territory. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 24(4): 81-90. 

      64.     Kang S., P. A. Mayewski, D. Qin, S. A. Sneed, J. Ren, D. Zhang, 2004. Seasonal differences in snow chemistry from the vicinity of Mt. Everest, central Himalayas. Atmospheric Environment, 38(18): 2819-2829. 

      65. Kang S., P. A. Mayewski, Y. Yan, D. Qin, T. Yao, J. Ren, 2003. Dust records from three ice cores: relationships to spring atmospheric circulation over the Northern Hemisphere. Atmospheric Environment, 37(34): 4823-4835. 

      66.     Kang S., D. Qin, P. A. Mayewski, S. B. Sneed, T. Yao. 2002. Chemical composition of fresh snow on Xixabangma peak, Central Himalaya, during the summer monsoon season. Journal of Glaciology, 48(161): 337-339. 

      67.     Kang S., K. J. Kreutz, P. A. Mayewski, D. Qin, T. Yao, 2002. Stable isotopic composition over the northern slope of the central Himalayas, Journal of Glaciology, 48(163): 519-526. 

      68.     Kang S., P. A Mayewski, D. Qin, Y. Yan, D. Zhang, S. Hou, J. Ren. 2002. Twentieth century increase of atmospheric ammonia recorded in Mt. Everest ice core. Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(D21), 10.1029/2001JD001413, 4595, ACL13-1ACL13-9. 

      69.     Kang S., P. A. Mayewski, D. Qin, Y. Yan, S. Hou, D. Zhang, J. Ren, K. Kruetz, 2002. Glaciochemical records from a Mt. Everest ice core: relationship to atmospheric circulation over Asia. Atmospheric Environment, 36(21): 3351-3361. 

      70.     Kang S., D. Qin, P. A Mayewski, C. P. Wake, J. Ren, 2001. Climatic and environmental records from the Far East Rongbuk ice core, Mt. Qomolangma (Everest). Episodes, 24(3): 176-181. 

      71.     Kang S., D. Qin, P. A. Mayewski, C. P. Wake. 2001. Recent 180 years C2O42- records recovered from the ice core in Mt. Everest: some environmental implications. Journal of Glaciology, 47(156): 155-156. 

      72.     Kang S., D. Qin, P. A. Mayewski, S. Xie, K. Duan, 2001. Evidence of the Kuwaiti oil fires in the Dasuopu Glacier ice core, central Himalaya. Journal of Glaciology. 47(158): 519-520. 

      73.     Kang S., C. P. Wake, D. Qin, P. A. Mayewski, T. Yao, 2000. Monsoon and dust signals recorded in Dasuopu Glacier, Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Glaciology, 46(153): 222-226. 

      74.     Kang S., D. Qin, T. Yao. C. P. Wake, P. A. Mayewski, 1999. Summer monsoon and dust signals recorded in Dasuopu firn core, Mt. Xixiabangma. Chinese Science Bulletin, 44(21): 2010-2015. 

  • Research Works:
  •   More than 40 projects have been carried out during the last decades, partial recent projects are listed below: 

      l. National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation: Cryospheric geography, National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (40830743), 2013-2016, PI; 

      2. Integrated study on anthropogenic metal pollutants in the atmosphere recorded in the environments of the Nam Co Basin, Tibetan Plateau, NSFC, (40830743), 2009-2012, PI; 

      3. Historical records of atmospheric heavy metals from the Geladaindong ice cores, central Tibetan Plateau, NSFC (40774487), 2008-2010, PI; 

      4. Climate and environmental records from ice cores on Mt. Geladandong, Tanggulha Mts, Tibetan Plateau, NSFC (40401054), 2005-2007, PI; 

      5. Glacier mass and energy balance and melting process in the Third Pole, NSFC (41190081), 2013-2016, sub-PI. 

      6. Environmental change over the Tibetan Plateau and its response to global change, and adoption policies, National Basic Research Program of China (2005CB422000), 2005-2010, sub-PI; 

      7. Cryospheric changes in the Northern Hemisphere and their effects on climate and environment and adoption policies, the Global Change Research Program of China2010CB9514012010-2014, co-PI; 

      8. Atmospheric pollutants transport across boundary and assessment of environment background, Strategic Priority Research Program (B) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (XDB03030504)2012-2016, PI; 

      9. Water and heat cycles and their effects on regional environment in the key basins in the southern Tibetan Plateau, Innovation Project of CAS (KZCX-YW-145), 2009-2011, PI; 

      10“Talent Project” of CAS, 2004-2007, PI; 

      11Climate and environmental records from ice cores in the source region of Yangtze River, Director Fund of CAS, 2004-2006, PI; 

      12Environmental change and its relationship to ecosystem over the Tibetan Plateau since Holocene, Innovation Project of CAS (KZCX3-SW-339), 2004-2006; sub-PI; 

      13Impact of climate change on water quality: a Himalayan case study, Finnish Academy of Sciences (264307), 2013-2014; co-PI;   

      14Paleoclimate from Mount Everest Ice Cores, NSF-ATM (USA), 2002-2005, co-PI; 

    Holocene Climate Variability, NSF-ATM (USA), 2000-2002, participator.