(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Possible influence of Arctic Oscillation on dust storm frequency in North China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MAO R. (1 2 3) ; GONG D. (1) ; BAO J. (2) ; FAN Y. (4) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(2) Dep. of Physics, Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(3) School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Univ., Séoul, COREE, REPUBLIQUE DE
(4) Chinese Disaster Reduction Center, Beijing, CHINE


This study has investigated the influence of Arctic Oscillation (AO) on dust storm frequency in North China in spring seasons during 1961–2007. There is a significant linkage between dust storm frequency and AO; a negative (positive) AO phase is related to an increased (decreased) dust storm frequency in North China. This relationship is closely related to changes in the cold air activity in Mongolia. The cold air activity exerts large impacts on the dust storm frequency; the frequency of cold air activity over Mongolia not only positively correlates with the dust storm frequency in North China, but also shows a long-term decreasing trend that is an important reason for the long-term decreasing of dust storm frequency in North China


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2011, vol. 21, no2 [pp. 207-218]

Bibliographic references : 19 ref.

Collation : 5 fig.



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