Monitoring, early-warning system established on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: white paper

BEIJING, July 18 (Xinhua) -- To monitor eco-environmental changes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China has set up a relatively complete monitoring and early-warning system, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Wednesday.

The white paper, titled "Ecological Progress on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau," said that during the 12th Five-year Plan period, meteorological departments set up nine new-generation weather radars, 18 aerological observation stations, 123 state-level ground meteorological observation stations, and 1,361 regional meteorological observation stations, and launched three Fengyun meteorological satellites.

The white paper also said that a team of high-caliber researchers has been established for scientific study on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

The team included more than 40 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, according to the white paper.