(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

A simulation of biomes on the Tibetan Plateau and their responses to global climate change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NI J. ;


An improved equilibrium terrestrial biosphere model, BIOME3China, was run using present climate data to model potential biomes on the Tibetan Plateau on a 10-foot grid. Author found the simulated climates in good agreement with a potential natural vegetation map. Simulated vegetation under a changed climate with a CO2 concentration of 500 ppmv caused a large reduction in the temperate desert, alpine steppe, desert, and ice-polar desert and caused a large increase in the conifer forest, temperate shrubland/meadow, and temperate steppe ; there was a general northwestward shift of all vegetation zones. Author also used BIOME3China to predict the net primary production of each grid. - (SLD)


Article of periodic

published at : Mountain research and development / ISSN 0276-4741

Editor : United Nations University, Tokyo - JAPON (1981)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 20, no1 [pp. 80-89]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 27286

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