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Article: Tree-ring based reconstruction of drought variability (1615-2009) in the Kongtong Mountain area, northern China

TitleTree-ring based reconstruction of drought variability (1615-2009) in the Kongtong Mountain area, northern China
Authors
KeywordsAsian Monsoon
Drought
Northern China
Signal-Free Standardization
Tree Ring
Issue Date2012
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/gloplacha
Citation
Global And Planetary Change, 2012, v. 80-81, p. 190-197 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Kongtong Mountain area is a marginal area of the Asian summer monsoon and is sensitive to monsoon dynamics. The sensitivity highlights the need to establishing long-term climate records there and evaluating links with the Asian monsoon. Using "signal-free" methods, we developed a tree-ring chronology based 52 ring-width series from 23 Pinus tabulaeformis and Pinus armandidi trees in the Kongtong Mountain, northern China. Tree growth is highly correlated (0.844) with the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) from May to July, demonstrating the strength of PDSI in modeling drought conditions in this region. We therefore developed a robust May-July PDSI reconstruction spanning 1615-2009, which explained 71.2% of the instrumental variance for the period 1951-2005. Extremely dry epochs are found in periods of 1723-1727 and 1928-1932, and significant wet conditions are seen from 1696 to 1700, 1753 to 1757 and 1963 to 1969. These persistent dry and wet epochs were also found in northeastern Mongolia, suggesting similar drought regimes between these two regions. The dryness that occurred in the 1920s-1930s was the most severe and was concurrent with a warming period. This warming/drying relationship of the 1920s-1930s may be an analog to the current drying trend in northern China. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180585
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.548
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.885
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dc.contributor.authorFang, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorGou, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavi, Nen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Zen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-28T01:40:03Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-28T01:40:03Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationGlobal And Planetary Change, 2012, v. 80-81, p. 190-197en_US
dc.identifier.issn0921-8181en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180585-
dc.description.abstractThe Kongtong Mountain area is a marginal area of the Asian summer monsoon and is sensitive to monsoon dynamics. The sensitivity highlights the need to establishing long-term climate records there and evaluating links with the Asian monsoon. Using "signal-free" methods, we developed a tree-ring chronology based 52 ring-width series from 23 Pinus tabulaeformis and Pinus armandidi trees in the Kongtong Mountain, northern China. Tree growth is highly correlated (0.844) with the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) from May to July, demonstrating the strength of PDSI in modeling drought conditions in this region. We therefore developed a robust May-July PDSI reconstruction spanning 1615-2009, which explained 71.2% of the instrumental variance for the period 1951-2005. Extremely dry epochs are found in periods of 1723-1727 and 1928-1932, and significant wet conditions are seen from 1696 to 1700, 1753 to 1757 and 1963 to 1969. These persistent dry and wet epochs were also found in northeastern Mongolia, suggesting similar drought regimes between these two regions. The dryness that occurred in the 1920s-1930s was the most severe and was concurrent with a warming period. This warming/drying relationship of the 1920s-1930s may be an analog to the current drying trend in northern China. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/gloplachaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal and Planetary Changeen_US
dc.subjectAsian Monsoonen_US
dc.subjectDroughten_US
dc.subjectNorthern Chinaen_US
dc.subjectSignal-Free Standardizationen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringen_US
dc.titleTree-ring based reconstruction of drought variability (1615-2009) in the Kongtong Mountain area, northern Chinaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, J: jinbao@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.10.009en_US
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