Tibetan Plateau

Himanshi singh        Nov  23 , 2022


– Where Is The Tibetan Plateau? – Geography – Geology – Climate – Flora And Fauna

#Where Is The Tibetan Plateau?

Covering an area of about 2,500,000 sq. km and with an average elevation of more than 4,500m, the Tibetan Plateau 


The plateau is surrounded by several high mountain ranges and is therefore sometimes referred to as the “Roof of the World”.   

#  Geography

The Tibetan Plateau is also referred to as the world’s “third pole” as it holds the largest storage of freshwater outside the Arctic (North) and the Antarctic (South) polar regions.   

#  Geology

The uplifting of the metamorphic and sedimentary rocks that created these mountain ranges also brought about the creation of the Tibetan Plateau. 

# Climate

The Tibetan Level encounters a commonplace high-height bone-dry environment. The yearly typical temperature ranges between 5.6°C to 8.8°C.

#  Flora And Fauna

The montane grasslands is the major ecosystem that is found in the Tibetan Plateau.  

#Flora And Fauna

Some portions of the plateau are covered by alpine-tundra vegetation, while other parts that are influenced by monsoons are covered by forests and shrublands. 

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