(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Spatio-temporal variability of winter temperature and precipitation in Southwest China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JIANG X. (1 2) ; LI Y. (2) ;
(1) College of Atmospheric Sciences, Univ., Lanzhou, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Plateau Meteorology, China Meteorological Administration, Chengdu, CHINE


The spatio-temporal variability of surface air temperature (SAT) and precipitation in Southwest China (SWC) and their possible causes have been investigated in this paper based on observational data from 1961 to 2010. The results indicate that SAT anomalies in SWC have 2 dominate modes, one is homogenous, and the other a zonal dipole. The former is caused by the anomalies of East Asian winter monsoon; the latter arises from the anomalies of both subtropical west Pacific high and regional cold air in lower troposphere. The reasons for the winter drought in 2010 are also examined


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2011, vol. 21, no2 [pp. 250-262]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Collation : 11 fig., 1 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-011-0842-9

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