South Central Edge of the Tibetan Plateau Seen From Orbit

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South Central Edge of the Tibetan Plateau

With an average elevation exceeding 4500 m and an area of 2.5 million sq km, it is the highest and largest plateau in the world today.

The plateau is also the world's third largest store of ice, after the Arctic and Antarctic. In recent years, rising temperatures have caused rapid melting.

Copernicus Sentinel image

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