Xining, December 21 (Xinhua): Chinese scientists from Monday began a new scientific expedition in the country's Yangtze River head region, in the northwest province of Qinghai.

A team of 42 members of the expedition and the staff has reached the city of Golmud in Qinghai, according to the Institute of the Sanjiangyuan National Park, under the Chinese Academy of Science

During the nine-day scientific expedition, led by the Institute, researchers will use helicopters equipped with images of thermal infrared and Lidars to investigate animal activities, the Distribution of vegetation and state. From water resources in winter in Yangtze River headers and Hoh Xil inside the Qinghai-Tibet plateau.

Zhao Xinquan, who heads the research team, said the program is part of China's second comprehensive scientific expedition to Qin. Ghai-Tibet plateau. The results of the research will help the study of climate change on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau and provide theoretical support to the construction of the Sanjiangyuan National Park.

Sanjiangyuan is known to contain the sources of three rivers, namely the Yangtze River, the Yellow River and the Lancang River (Mekong).

China launched the second integral scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet plateau in June 2017, 40 years after the first expedition. For a period of five to ten years, the members of the expedition will carry out a series of studies that will focus on the glaciers, biodiversity and ecological changes of the plateau, as well as monitoring changes in the climate of the region. EndItem

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