Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 364–368

Preliminary study on LGM climate simulation and the diagnosis for East Asia


DOI: 10.1007/BF03183264

Cite this article as:
Yu, G., Chen, X., Liu, J. et al. Chin.Sci.Bull. (2001) 46: 364. doi:10.1007/BF03183264


LGM climate study is a hot topic in international fields on global changes. Climate simulation in this study applies both common designs of 21 kaBP boundary conditions from the Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project (PMIP), including insolation, glaciation, sea surface temperature and atmospheric CO2 concentration, and land surface conditions from Eurasia continent by compilation of geological evidence. The simulation outputs are in agreement with climate spatial patterns reconstructed by observation records. Sensitive experiment on land surface conditions shows that changes in vegetation would make significant impacts on temperature and precipitation. Particularly in the Tibetan Plateau, this change would increase in differences of winter and summer temperature, precipitation and P-E.


LGMnumerical modelingChinapalaeoclimate

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanjing Institute of Geography and LimnologyNanjingChina
  2. 2.Department of Atmospheric SciencesNanjing UniversityNanjingChina