PHOTOS Research on snow cover on Tianshan Mountains launched in Xinjiang

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Research on snow cover on Tianshan Mountains launched in Xinjiang

Xinhua

21:16, January 24, 2019

Researchers walk in snow in Hejing County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 20, 2019. A nine-member research team with an average age under 30 from the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography under the Chinese Academy of Sciences started a research on snow cover on the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang.

Researchers collect data of snow cover in Sa'erwuzike Village in Kaxajar township of Zhaosu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 18, 2019. Snow cover on the Tianshan Mountains is an important source of water resources.

Researcher Yang Tao collects data of snow cover in Zhaosu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 19, 2019. Snowmelt provides an abundant water supply for river flow in this area and also affects the ecological system of agricultural and animal husbandry production in the downstream oasis.

Researcher Yang Tao collects data of snow cover in Sa'erwuzike Village in Kaxajar township of Zhaosu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 18, 2019.

Aerial photo taken on Jan. 18, 2019 shows the snow cover in Zhaosu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Researchers walk in snow in Gongliu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 18, 2019.

Researchers Huang Farong (L) and Xia Weijing walk in snow in Zhaosu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 19, 2019.

Researcher Hao Jiansheng clears the surface of snow cover in Hejing County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 20, 2019.

Researchers Yang Tao (L), Wei Wenyu(C) and Hao Jiansheng collect data of snow cover in Hejing County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 20, 2019.

Researcher Hao Jiansheng collects data of snow cover in Hejing County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 20, 2019.

Researchers collect data of snow cover in Zhaosu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 18, 2019.

Researcher Yan Xue, 23, the youngest member of the team, collects data of snow cover in Zhaosu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 18, 2019.

A researcher collects sample of snow cover in Sa'erwuzike Village in Kaxajar township of Zhaosu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 18, 2019.

Researchers collect data of snow cover in Hejing County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 20, 2019.

Aerial photo taken on Jan. 18, 2019 shows researchers collecting data of snow cover in Zhaosu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Photos: Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

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