The high mountains of Asia straddle a number of different climatic regions: the southern monsoon area north of the Indian subcontinent, the extraordinary topography of the Tibetan plateau, the central Asian dry climate area, and the eastern Asian monsoon area at the pacific coast. Consequentially, each of these high mountain areas has supplied a specific framework for glaciation and its associated periglacial processes and deposits in the past and present reflecting their hypsometric characteristics, longitudinal setting and the impact of atmospheric circulation.
The edited and reviewed papers in this volume were presented at the session ``Glaciation and Periglaciation of Asian High Mountains'' at the Fifth International Conference on Geomorphology, appropriately held in Tokyo, Japan August 23 to 28, 2001.
Delisle, G., Reynolds, J.M., Hanisch, J., Pokhrel, A.P. & Pant, S.: Lake Thulagi/Nepal: rapid landscape evolution in reaction to climatic change (with 5 figures) 1-9
Fort, M.: Are high altitude, lava stream-like, debris mixtures all rock glaciers? A perspective from the Western Himalaya (with 12 figures) 11-29
Hebenstreit, R. & Böse, M.: Geomorphological evidence for a Late Pleistocene glaciation in the high mountains of Taiwan dated with age estimates by Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) (with 9 figures and 2 tables) 31-49
Iturrizaga, L.: Distribution and genesis of lateroglacial valleys in the Karakoram Mountains (Pakistan) (with 10 photos and 7 figures) 51-74
Kuhle, M.: New geomorphological indicators of a former Tibetan ice sheet in the central and northeastern part of the high plateau (with 33 figures). 75-97
Ishikawa, M., Fukui, K., Aoyama, M., Ikeda, A., Sawada, Y. & Matsuoka, N.: Mountain permafrost in Japan: distribution, landforms and thermal regimes (with 9 figures) 99-116
Sekiguchi, T. & Sugiyama, M.: Geomorphological features and distribution of avalanche furrows in heavy snowfall regions in Japan (with 9 figures and 2 tables) 117-128
Iwata, S., Naito, N., Narama, Ch. & Karma: Rock glaciers and the lower limit of mountain permafrost in the Bhutan Himalayas (with 8 figures and 5 tables) 129-143
Matsuoka, N.: Contemporary permafrost and periglaciation in Asian high mountains: an overview (with 8 figures and 2 tables) 145-166
Sone, T., Yamagata, K. & Kazakov, N.: Mountain permafrost on the north slope of Mt. Ushkovsky, Central Kamchatka, Russia (with 8 figures) 167-177
Fukui, K.: Investigating mountain permafrost distribution by ground temperature measurements in the Tateyama Mountains, the northern Japanese Alps, central Japan (with 8 figures and 1 table) 179-193
Aoki, T. & Hasegawa, H.: Late Quaternary glaciations in the Japanese Alps controlled by sea level changes, monsoon oscillations and topography (with 2 photos, 10 figures and 1 table) 195-215
Ono, Y., Shiraiwa, T. & Dali, L.: Present and last-glacial Equilibrium Line Altitudes (ELAs) in the Japanese high mountains (with 9 figures and 2 tables) 217-236
Sawagaki, T., Iwasaki, S., Nakamura, Y. & Hirakawa, K.: Late Quaternary glaciation in the Hidaka Mountain range, Hokkaido, northernmost Japan: its chronology and deformation till (with 16 figures and 2 tables) 237-262
Owen, L.A., Haizhou, M., Derbyshire, E., Spencer, J.Q., Barnard, P.L., Nian, Z.Y., Finkel, R.C. & Caffee, M.W.: The timing and style of Late Quaternary glaciation in the La Ji Mountains, NE Tibet: evidence for restricted glaciation during the latter part of the Last Glacial (with 3 photos, 4 figures and 1 table) 263-276
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