Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 21–32 | Cite as

The influence of ENSO on the summer climate change in China and its mechanism

  • Huang Ronghui
  • Wu Yifang


The influence of ENSO on the summer climate change in China and its mechanism from the observed data is discussed. It is discovered that in the developing stage of ENSO, the SST in the western tropical Pacific is colder in summer, the convective activities may be weak around the South China Sea and the Philippines. As a consequence, the subtropical high shifted southward. Therefore, a drought may be caused in the Indo-China peninsula and in the South China. Moreover, in midsummer the subtropical high is weak over the Yangtze River valley and Huaihe River valley, and the flood may be caused in the area from the Yangtze River valley to Huaihe River valley. On the contrary, in the decaying stage of ENSO, the convective activities may be strong around the Philippines, and the subtropical high shifted northward, a drought may be caused in the Yangtze River valley and Huaihe River valley.


River Valley Convective Activity Subtropical High ENSO Event Cloud Amount 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huang Ronghui
    • 1
  • Wu Yifang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsAcademia SinicaBeijing

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