Permanent Research Station established on glacier


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According to a release by the Agency Press Novosti, a permanent glaciological observation and research. station has been set up on the Central Tyuksu glacier in the Zaili Alataus mountains of southern Kazakhstan, USSR.

In cooperation with the program of the International Hydrological Decade, researchers of the Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences who staff the station are making a study of the development of glaciers in the Tien Shan, the lofty mountain range that extends from the Kirgiz Republic, USSR, into Sinkiang province in western China. The scientists observe the conditions of snow accumulation and the physical balance of the glaciers, study the thickness of the ice formed, and determine what chemical substances accompany atmospheric precipitation.