(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Long-term trends of precipitation in the North China Plain

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FAN L. (1 2) ; LU C. (1) ; YANG B. (3) ; CHEN Z. (1 2) ;
(1) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(3) China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing, CHINE


This study, based on daily precipitation data from 47 representative stations in the North China Plain (NCP) records passed the homogeneity test, analyzed the trend and amplitude of variation in monthly, seasonal and annual precipitation, annual maximum continuous no-rain days, annual rain days, rainfall intensity, and rainfall extremes from 1960 to 2007, using the Mann-Kendall (M-K) test and Sen’s slope estimator. It was concluded that the changing trend of precipitation in NCP had an apparent seasonal and regional pattern, i.e., precipitation showed an obvious increasing trend in winter, but a decreasing trend in the rainy season (July to September), and the changing trend was more apparent in the northern part than in the southern and middle parts. This implies that with global warming, seasonal variation of precipitation in NCP tends to decline with an increasing of precipitation in winter season, and a decreasing in rainy season, particularly in the sub-humid northern part


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2012, vol. 22, no6 [pp. 989-1001]

Bibliographic references : 37 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 1 tabl.



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