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Article: Moisture increase in response to high-altitude warming evidenced by tree-rings on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau

TitleMoisture increase in response to high-altitude warming evidenced by tree-rings on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau
Authors
Issue Date2017
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00382/index.htm
Citation
Climate Dynamics: observational, theoretical and computational research on the climate system, 2017, v. 48 n. 1, p. 649-660 How to Cite?
AbstractRapid warming has been observed in the high-altitude areas around the globe, but the implications on moisture change are not fully understood. Here we use tree-rings to reveal common moisture change on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau (TP) during the past five centuries, and show that regional moisture change in late spring to early summer (April–June) is closely related to large-scale temperature anomaly over the TP, with increased moisture coincident with periods of high temperature. The most recent pluvial during the 1990s–2000s is likely the wettest for the past five centuries, which coincides with the warmest period on the TP during the past millennium. Dynamic analysis reveals that vertical air convection is enhanced in response to anomalous TP surface warming, leading to an increase in lower-tropospheric humidity and effective precipitation over the southeastern TP. The coherent warm-wet relationship identified in both tree-rings and dynamic analysis implies a generally wetter condition on the southeastern TP under future warming.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/232114
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.708
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.623

 

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dc.contributor.authorLi, J-
dc.contributor.authorShi, J-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, DD-
dc.contributor.authorYang, B-
dc.contributor.authorFang, K-
dc.contributor.authorPak, HY-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T05:27:49Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-20T05:27:49Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationClimate Dynamics: observational, theoretical and computational research on the climate system, 2017, v. 48 n. 1, p. 649-660-
dc.identifier.issn0930-7575-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/232114-
dc.description.abstractRapid warming has been observed in the high-altitude areas around the globe, but the implications on moisture change are not fully understood. Here we use tree-rings to reveal common moisture change on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau (TP) during the past five centuries, and show that regional moisture change in late spring to early summer (April–June) is closely related to large-scale temperature anomaly over the TP, with increased moisture coincident with periods of high temperature. The most recent pluvial during the 1990s–2000s is likely the wettest for the past five centuries, which coincides with the warmest period on the TP during the past millennium. Dynamic analysis reveals that vertical air convection is enhanced in response to anomalous TP surface warming, leading to an increase in lower-tropospheric humidity and effective precipitation over the southeastern TP. The coherent warm-wet relationship identified in both tree-rings and dynamic analysis implies a generally wetter condition on the southeastern TP under future warming.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00382/index.htm-
dc.relation.ispartofClimate Dynamics: observational, theoretical and computational research on the climate system-
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-016-3101-z-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License-
dc.titleMoisture increase in response to high-altitude warming evidenced by tree-rings on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLi, J: jinbao@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailZhang, DD: zhangd@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLi, J=rp01699-
dc.identifier.authorityZhang, DD=rp00649-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00382-016-3101-z-
dc.identifier.hkuros263167-
dc.identifier.volume48-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage649-
dc.identifier.epage660-
dc.publisher.placeGermany-

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