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A joint field investigation by China and Pakistan in the glacier basin of Karakorum regions was successfully completed on June 30.

Scientists from Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Climate Center of China and Pakistan Meteorological Department investigated ice and snow automatic monitoring facilities in the Chitral River basin and collected data there.

The facilities were donated by XIEG this January to the Pakistan Meteorological Department to help boost their glacier runoff monitoring ability.

They also investigated the Pakistani glacier runoff observatory stations in the Barot valley and the Passu Glacier during the five-day investigation.

Chinese researchers provided hydrological model training for Pakistan young researchers after the investigation.

The two sides agreed, during the following two-day discussion, to deepen cooperation both on exchange of young researchers and publication of joint research results. More collaborated researches on mountainous watershed runoff components are expected.

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