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Reconstruction of drought variability in North China and its associationwith sea surface temperature in the joining area of Asia andIndian–Pacific Ocean
Cai,QF(Cai,Qiufang)[1]; Liu,Y(Liu,Yu)[1,2]; Liu,H(Liu,Han)[1,3]; Ren,JL(Ren,Junji)[1,3]
2015
Source PublicationPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Volume417Issue:2015Pages:554-560
Subtype期刊论文
Abstract

Using tree-ring data from the northernmost marginal area of the East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) in North China, May–July mean Palmer drought severity index (PDSI) was reconstructed back to 1767 AD. The reconstruction captured 52.8% of the variance over the calibration period from 1945 to 2005 AD and showed pronounced pluvial periods during 1850–1905, 1803–1811 and 1940–1961 and dry periods during 1814–1844, 1916–1932 and 1984–2012. These anomalous periods have previously been reported in other parts of North China. Spatial correlation analyses and comparisons with other hydroclimatic indices in North China indicated that our new PDSI reconstruction could represent spatial and temporal drought variability in this region well. Our work also suggested that the drying tendency currently observed in the northern part of North China (including the study area) is consistent with the weakening of the EASM. Meanwhile the drying trend was seemingly restrained at present in the southern part of North China. Spatial correlation patterns with global sea surface temperature (SST) indicated that the regional hydroclimatic variability in North China was tightly linked to SST over the joining area of Asia and Indian–Pacific Ocean (AIPO), especially over the tropical western Pacific. When SST from prior November to current July (NJ-SST) in the AIPO area was anomalously high (low), the thermal contrast between Asian land and ocean was weakened (strengthened), and the EASM was correspondingly weakened (strengthened), thereby causing droughts (pluvials) in North China. The results of this study do not only provide useful information for assessing the long-term climate change in North China, but also suggest that abnormal variability in NJ-SST over the AIPO area could be used to forecast hydroclimatic conditions in North China.

KeywordTree-ring Width North China Drought Reconstruction Indian–pacific Ocean Sst East Asian Summer Monsoon
DOI10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.10.021
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/9516
Collection现代环境研究室
Affiliation1.State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an 710075, China;
2.Department of Environmental Science and Technology, School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China;
3.University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
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Cai,QF(Cai,Qiufang)[1],Liu,Y(Liu,Yu)[1,2],Liu,H(Liu,Han)[1,3],等. Reconstruction of drought variability in North China and its associationwith sea surface temperature in the joining area of Asia andIndian–Pacific Ocean[J]. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology,2015,417(2015):554-560.
APA Cai,QF,Liu,Y,Liu,H,&Ren,JL.(2015).Reconstruction of drought variability in North China and its associationwith sea surface temperature in the joining area of Asia andIndian–Pacific Ocean.Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology,417(2015),554-560.
MLA Cai,QF,et al."Reconstruction of drought variability in North China and its associationwith sea surface temperature in the joining area of Asia andIndian–Pacific Ocean".Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 417.2015(2015):554-560.
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