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The LabEx ITEM is a research network in the field of humanities and social sciences. The research laboratories that make up this network come from institutions located in the Isere and the Savoie french departments. Labex ITEM's vocation is to provide the mountain territories with the analytical capacity and expertise that are essential to cope with the various forms of change they face: economical, demographical, cultural, climatic and so on.

The objective of this platform is to to shed light on the LabEx ITEM's own activities and networks. Its goal is also to communicate about its partners' various information when related to the mountain territories. This is an open communication and collaborative tool for everyone.

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Journal of Mountain Science

Historical temporal variation in precipitation over Western Himalayan Region: 1857-2006

Abstract This study has examined the temporal variation in monthly, seasonal & annual precipitation over the Western Himalayan Region (WHR) and the influence of global teleconnections, like the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Comparison of modelled- and remote sensing- derived daily snow line altitudes at Ulugh Muztagh, northern Tibetan Plateau

Abstract The ice cap Ulugh Muztagh in the central Kunlun Shan at the northern fringe of the Tibetan Plateau is a very isolated region with arid cold conditions. No observational, meteorological or glaciological ground truth data is...

Journal of Mountain Science

Experimental analysis for the dynamic initiation mechanism of debris flows

Abstract Debris flow is one of the major secondary mountain hazards following the earthquake. This study explores the dynamic initiation mechanism of debris flows based on the strength reduction of soils through static and dynamic ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Climate–growth relationship stability of Picea crassifolia on an elevation gradient, Qilian Mountain, Northwest China

Abstract Climate affects Picea crassifolia growth and climate change will lead to changes in the climate–growth relationship (i.e., the “divergence” phenomenon). However, standardization methods can also change the understanding of...

Journal of Mountain Science

Effect of weather conditions on the incidence of Lophodermium yellow needle blight in the dwarf mountain pine in the Karkonosze and Izerskie Mountains (Poland)

Abstract The study aimed to determine, by using a statistical model, the effect of weather conditions on the incidence of Lophodermium yellow needle blight causing by new species for science - Lophodermium corconticum, in the mount...

Journal of Mountain Science

Effect of barley straw biochar application on greenhouse gas emissions from upland soil for Chinese cabbage cultivation in short-term laboratory experiments

Abstract Chinese cabbage was cultivated in upland soil with the addition of biochar in order to investigate the potential for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Barley straw biochar (BSB) was introduced in a Wagner pot (1/5000a...

Journal of Mountain Science

Comparison of the rise of water level in the typical catchments, Three Gorges Reservoir area

Abstract Water level is an important index for studying hydrologic processes. Water level rise processes were studied in three catchments (catchment I, II, III in Chen Jiagou watershed in the Three Gorge Reservoir Area) with differ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Review of studies on land use and land cover change in Nepal

Abstract Land use and land cover (LULC) in Nepal has undergone constant change over the past few decades due to major changes caused by anthropogenic and natural factors and their impacts on the national and regional environment an...

Journal of Mountain Science

Erosion processes in karst landscapes of the Russian plain northern taiga, based on digital elevation modeling

Abstract This paper considers the problems of the potential development of erosion processes in the natural landscapes of northern taiga in the Russian plain. It is considered that in forest ecosystems, erosion processes are slow a...

Journal of Mountain Science

Long-range precipitation forecasts using paleoclimate reconstructions in the western United States

Abstract Long-range precipitation forecasts are useful when managing water supplies. Oceanic-atmospheric oscillations have been shown to influence precipitation. Due to a longer cycle of some of the oscillations, a short instrument...

Journal of Mountain Science

Dynamics of land use change in a mining area: a case study of Nadowli District, Ghana

Abstract In a developing country like Ghana, the study of land use and land cover change (LULCC) based on satellite imageries still remains a challenge due to cost, resolution and availability with less skilled man power. Existing ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Effect of potassium on soil conservation and productivity of maize/cowpea based crop rotations in the north-west Indian Himalayas

Abstract Plots under conservation tillage may require higher amount of potassium (K) application for augmenting productivity due to its stratification in upper soil layers, thereby reducing K supplying capacity in a medium or long-...