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Article: Precipitation variability during the past 400 years in the Xiaolong Mountain (central China) inferred from tree rings

TitlePrecipitation variability during the past 400 years in the Xiaolong Mountain (central China) inferred from tree rings
Authors
KeywordsAsian Summer Monsoon
Central China
Dendroclimatology
Precipitation
Tree Ring
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00382/index.htm
Citation
Climate Dynamics, 2012, v. 39 n. 7-8, p. 1697-1707 How to Cite?
AbstractWe developed the first tree-ring chronology, based on 73 cores from 29 Pinus tabulaeformis trees, for the Xiaolong Mountain area of central China, a region at the boundary of the Asian summer monsoon. This chronology exhibits significant (at 0.01 level) positive correlations with precipitation in May and June, and negative correlations with temperature in May, June and July. Highest linear correlation is observed between tree growth and the seasonalized (April-July) precipitation, suggesting that tree rings tend to integrate the monthly precipitation signals. Accordingly, the April-July total precipitation was reconstructed back to 1629 using these tree rings, explaining 44.7 % of the instrumental variance. A severe drought occurred in the area during the 1630s-1640s, which may be related to the weakened Asian summer monsoon caused by a low land-sea thermal gradient. The dry epoch during the 1920s-1930s and since the late 1970s may be explained by the strengthened Hadley circulation in a warmer climate. The dry (wet) epochs of the 1920s-1930s (the 1750s and 1950s) occurred during the warm (cold) phases of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation that are often associated with weakened (strengthened) East Asian summer monsoon. These relationships indicate significant teleconnections operating over the past centuries in central China related to large-scale synoptic features. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180604
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.623
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dc.contributor.authorFang, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorGou, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorFrank, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorKazmer, Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-28T01:40:12Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-28T01:40:12Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationClimate Dynamics, 2012, v. 39 n. 7-8, p. 1697-1707en_US
dc.identifier.issn0930-7575en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180604-
dc.description.abstractWe developed the first tree-ring chronology, based on 73 cores from 29 Pinus tabulaeformis trees, for the Xiaolong Mountain area of central China, a region at the boundary of the Asian summer monsoon. This chronology exhibits significant (at 0.01 level) positive correlations with precipitation in May and June, and negative correlations with temperature in May, June and July. Highest linear correlation is observed between tree growth and the seasonalized (April-July) precipitation, suggesting that tree rings tend to integrate the monthly precipitation signals. Accordingly, the April-July total precipitation was reconstructed back to 1629 using these tree rings, explaining 44.7 % of the instrumental variance. A severe drought occurred in the area during the 1630s-1640s, which may be related to the weakened Asian summer monsoon caused by a low land-sea thermal gradient. The dry epoch during the 1920s-1930s and since the late 1970s may be explained by the strengthened Hadley circulation in a warmer climate. The dry (wet) epochs of the 1920s-1930s (the 1750s and 1950s) occurred during the warm (cold) phases of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation that are often associated with weakened (strengthened) East Asian summer monsoon. These relationships indicate significant teleconnections operating over the past centuries in central China related to large-scale synoptic features. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00382/index.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofClimate Dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectAsian Summer Monsoonen_US
dc.subjectCentral Chinaen_US
dc.subjectDendroclimatologyen_US
dc.subjectPrecipitationen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringen_US
dc.titlePrecipitation variability during the past 400 years in the Xiaolong Mountain (central China) inferred from tree ringsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, J: jinbao@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00382-012-1371-7en_US
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