(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Modeled effects of climate change on actual evapotranspiration in different eco-geographical regions in the Tibetan Plateau

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

YIN Y. (1) ; WU S. (1) ; ZHAO D. (1) ; ZHENG D. (1) ; PAN T. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE


From 1981 to 2010, the effects of climate change on evapotranspiration of the alpine ecosystem and the regional difference of effects in the Tibetan Plateau (TP) were studied based on the Lund-Potsdam-Jena dynamic vegetation model (LPJ) and data from 80 meteorological stations. Changes in actual evapotranspiration (AET) and water balance in TP were analyzed. Over the last 30 years, climate change in TP was characterized by significantly increased temperature, slightly increased precipitation, and decreased potential evapotranspiration (PET), which was significant before 2000. AET exhibited increasing trends in most parts of TP. Increased precipitation was observed in 86% of the areas with increased AET, whereas decreased precipitation was observed in 73% of the areas with decreased AET


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no2 [pp. 195-207]

Bibliographic references : 37 ref.

Collation : 6 fig.



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