(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Radiative forcing over China due to albedo change caused by land cover change during 1990–2010

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHAI J. (1 2) ; LIU R. (2) ; LIU J. (2) ; ZHAO G. (2) ; HUANG L. (2) ;
(1) Environmental Satellite Center, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE


In this paper, high spatial and temporal resolution satellite products were used to analyze the driving mechanism for surface albedo change caused by land cover change during 1990–2010. In addition, the annual-scale radiative forcing caused by surface albedo changes in China's 50 ecological regions were calculated to reveal the biophysical mechanisms of land cover change affecting climate change at regional scale. The results showed that the national land cover changes were mainly caused by land reclamation, grassland desertification and urbanization in past 20 years, which were almost induced by anthropogenic activities. The mean radiative forcing caused by land cover changes during 1990–2010 in China indicates a warming climate effect


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no5 [pp. 789-801]

Bibliographic references : 46 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-014-1120-4

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