The Tibet Autonomous Region rises on the average 4,000 meters above sea level. The towering?
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Background: The Tibet Autonomous Region rises on the average 4,000 meters above sea level. The towering peaks are covered in snow all year round, where the weather is extremely cold. Tibet, however, is fortunate to have abundant geothermal resources, and a general survey has been made by a team of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It has been found that geothermal indications exist in almost every county. They may be volcanos, geysers, steam springs, various types of hot springs and apollinaris springs. In the Yangpaching basin, 90 kilometres from Lhasa, the team found the first wet steam geothermal field on China's main land where a geothermal power station is now under construction. This film shows a finished high-temperature steam well, the strong geothermal wet steam erupting from the well, workers installing pipes and the power plant under construction.
Attached is library material on a geothermal geological expedition in Yangpaching area, Tibet, covered by Peking Television cameraman in 1976.