(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Increasing free-air 0°C isotherm height in Southwest China from 1960 to 2010

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG M. (1) ; DONG L. (1) ; WANG S. (1) ; ZHAO A. (1) ; QIANG F. (1) ; SUN M. (1) ; WANG Q. (1) ;
(1) College of Geography and Environmental Science, Northwest Normal Univ., Lanzhou, CHINE


Based on the radiosonde data observed at 14 stations in Southwest China from 1960 to 2010, as well as the corresponding surface air temperature, the long-term change of free-air 0°C isotherm height in Southwest China and the relationships between surface air temperature and 0°C isotherm height are discussed. The results indicated that the two main regimes influencing the spatial patterns of 0°C isotherm height in Southwest China are latitude and huge massif. Generally, the increasing trend can be examined especially in winter (53 m per decade). The diversity of trend magnitudes for annual and seasonal series can also be detected at a spatial view, but generally 0°C isotherm height correlated well with surface air temperature


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no5 [pp. 833-844]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 3 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-014-1123-1

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