(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Spatial and temporal trends of climate change in Xinjiang, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LI Q. (1) ; CHEN Y. (2) ; SHEN Y. (3) ; LI X. (2 4) ; XU J. (1) ;
(1) Key Lab of GIScience of the Ministry of Education, East China Normal Univ., Shanghai, CHINE
(2) State Key Lab. of Desert and Oasis Ecology, Xinjiang Inst. of Ecology and Geography, CAS, Urumqi, CHINE
(3) Key Lab. of Agricultural Water Resources, Center for Agricultural Resources Research, CAS, Shijiazhuang, CHINE
(4) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, ETATS-UNIS


Temperature and precipitation time series datasets from 1961 to 2005 at 65 meteorological stations were used to reveal the spatial and temporal trends of climate change in Xinjiang, China. Annual and seasonal mean air temperature and total precipitation were analyzed using Mann-Kendall (MK) test, inverse distance weighted (IDW) interpolation, and R/S methods. The results indicate that both temperature and precipitation increased in the past 45 years, but the increase in temperature is more obvious than that of precipitation. This increase is different inside Xinjiang, in winter or in summer. Hurst index (H) analysis indicates that climate change will continue the current trends


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2011, vol. 21, no6 [pp. 1007-1018]

Bibliographic references : 37 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 3 tabl.



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