(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Spatial pattern and decadal change of agro-meteorological disasters in the main wheat production area of China during 1991-2009

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG Z. (1) ; WANG P. (1) ; CHEN Y. (1) ; ZHANG S. (2) ; TAO F. (2) ; LIU X. (1) ;
(1) Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management / State Key Lab. of Earth Surface Process and Ressource Ecology, Normal University, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE


In this study, the temporal and spatial changes in the occurrence frequency of major meteorological disasters on wheat production were firstly explored by analyzing the observed records at national agro-meteorological stations (AMS) of China from 1991 to 2009. Furthermore, impact of climate change on AMD was discussed by comparing the warmer decade (2000–2009) with another decade (1991–2000). It was found that drought was the most frequent disaster during the last two decades, with a highest proportion of 79%. And the frequency of AMD increased significantly with climate change. Specifically, the main disasters occurred more frequently in the reproductive period than in the vegetative period. Besides, the spatial changes in the AMD frequency were characterized by region-specific. For example, the wheat cultivation areas located on the Loess Plateau and the middle-lower reaches of the Yellow River suffered mainly from drought. All these results were strongly linked to climate change in China


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no3 [pp. 387-396]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.



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