Khumbu Himal

Ergebnisse des Forschungsunternehmens Nepal Himalaya

Editors: Hellmich, Walter (Hrsg.)

Buy this book

eBook $49.99 net
( price for USA )
  • ISBN 978-3-642-92945-8
  • digitally watermarked, no DRM
  • included format: PDF
  • eBooks can be used on all Reading Devices
Softcover $69.99 net
( price for USA )
  • ISBN 978-3-540-03885-6
  • free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days
About this book

The Himalaya system intersects various climatic belts along the approximately 1900 miles of its length. To the south-east, in Assam and Bengal as far as Bhutan, the lowlands are covered by tropical rain-forests, further west, in Sikkim and Nepal, by humid monsoon forests (Sal-forest), from west Nepal to Sutlej by drier, semihumid monsoon forests, in Pandjab by subtropical, semia­ rid shrub steppes. In the extreme north-west, in Ladak, Karakorum, Gilgit and Chusistan, the alpine heights rise from the floors of desert-like valleys. Thus, the arid belt of Central Asia extends over the Himalayan rangein the north-west into the southern forelands, whereas in the extreme south-east, in the Tsangpo region, the humid forests cross the mountain region to penetrate south Tibet. In the longest, central section from the Chenab Valley as far as Subansiri, the main chain of the range forms a fairly sharp dividing-line between the humid region to the south which lies under the influence of the summer monsoon and the northern flank in Tibet. In accordance with thesehorizontal climatic zones, the entire Himalayasystem falls into the following natural divi­ sions: the Tsangpo Himalaya, the Assam Himalaya, the Sikkim-east Nepal Himalaya, west Nepal-Garhwal Himalaya, Pandjab Himalaya, Indus Himalaya, and the Tibetan Himalaya, to which may be added the so-called Trans-Himalaya situated north of the great trough formed by the Indus and the Tsangpo valleys (cf. map).

Table of contents (1 chapter)

  • Die Klimatische und Vegetationsgeographische Gliederung des Himalaya-Systems

    Prof. Dr. Carl Troll

    Pages 353-388

    Buy Chapter $29.95
Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $49.99 net
( price for USA )
  • ISBN 978-3-642-92945-8
  • digitally watermarked, no DRM
  • included format: PDF
  • eBooks can be used on all Reading Devices
Softcover $69.99 net
( price for USA )
  • ISBN 978-3-540-03885-6
  • free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Khumbu Himal
Book Subtitle
Ergebnisse des Forschungsunternehmens Nepal Himalaya
Copyright
1967
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-92945-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-92945-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-03885-6
Edition Number
1
Topics