(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Dust storms evolution in Taklimakan Desert and its correlation with climatic parameters

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

XIAO F. (1) ; ZHOU C. (2) ; LIAO Y. (1) ;
(1) Lab.for Climate Studies, National Climate Center, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE


Based on the sand dust storms data and climatic data in 12 meteorological stations around sand dust storm originating areas of the Taklimakan Desert, the AA. analyzed the trends of the number of dust storm days from 1960 to 2005 as well as their correlations with temperature, precipitation, wind speed and the number of days with mean wind speed >5 m/s, to determine the influence of climatic parameters on sand dust storms. The results show that the frequency of dust storm events in the Taklimakan region decreased with the elapse of time. Climatic factor is one of the major conditions for the occurrence of sand dust storm, but not the only one. The disturbance of human activities will become another important trigger for China's frequent sand dust storms


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2008, vol. 18, no4 [pp. 415-424]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 2 tabl.



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