(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Multi-scenario-based hazard analysis of high temperature extremes experienced in China during 1951–2010

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

YIN Z. (1 2) ; YIN J. (3) ; ZHANG X. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Normal Univ., Shangai, CHINE
(2) Key Lab. of Geographic Information Science of the Ministry of Education School of Resources and Environment Science, East China Normal Univ., Shangai, CHINE
(3) School of Tourism and City Management, Zhejiang Gonshang Univ., Hangzhou, CHINE


Based on probability analysis, high temperature extreme scenarios with return periods of 5, 10, 20, and 50 years were designed, with a high temperature hazard index calculated by integrating two differentially-weighted extreme temperature indices (maximum temperature and high temperature days). To perform the exposure analysis, a land use map was employed to determine the spatial distribution of susceptible human activities under the different scenarios. The results indicate that there are two heat-prone regions and a sub-hotspot occupying a relatively small land area. However, the societal and economic consequences of such an environmental impact upon the North China Plain and middle/lower Yangtze River Basin would be substantial due to the concentration of human activities in these areas


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no3 [pp. 436-446]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 4 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-013-1020-z

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