(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Trend in pan evaporation and its attribution over the past 50 years in China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LIU M. (1 2) ; SHEN Y. (1) ; ZENG Y. (3) ; LIU C. (4) ;
(1) Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Inst. of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS, Shijiazhuang, CHINE
(2) Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(3) Jiangsu Inst. of Meteorological Sciences, Nanjing, CHINE
(4) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE


This study analyzes pan evaporation data from 671 stations in China over the past 50 years in order to reveal the trends of it and the corresponding trend attribution. Mann-Kendall test shows a significant declining trend in pan evaporation for most stations. Complete correlation coefficients of pan evaporation with 7 climate factors were computed, and decreases in diurnal temperature range (DTR), SD (sunshine duration) and wind speed were found to be the main attributing factors in the pan evaporation declines. Decrease in DTR and SD may relate to the increase of clouds and aerosol as well as the other pollutants, and decrease in wind speed to weakening of the Asian winter and summer monsoons under global climate warming


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2010, vol. 20, no4 [pp. 557-568]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 5 tabl.



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