Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 1224–1230 | Cite as

Climate change due to greenhouse effects in China as simulated by a regional climate model

  • Gao Xuejie
  • Zhao Zongci
  • Ding Yihui
  • Huang Ronghui
  • Filippo Giorgi
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Abstract

Impacts of greenhouse effects (2 × CO2) upon climate change over China as simulated by a regional climate model over China (RegCM / China) have been investigated. The model was based on RegCM2 and was nested to a global coupled ocean-atmosphere model (CSIRO R21L9 AOGCM model). Results of the control run (1 × CO2) indicated that simulations of surface air temperature and precipitation in China by RegCM are much better than that by the global coupled model because of a higher resolution. Results of sensitive experiment by RegCM with 2 × CO2 showed that the surface air temperature over China might increase remarkably due to greenhouse effect, especially in winter season and in North China. Precipitation might also increase in most parts of China due to the CO2 doubling.

Key words

Regional climate model Greenhouse effect 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gao Xuejie
    • 1
  • Zhao Zongci
    • 1
  • Ding Yihui
    • 1
  • Huang Ronghui
    • 2
  • Filippo Giorgi
    • 3
  1. 1.National Climate CenterBeijing
  2. 2.Institute of Atmospheric ScienceChinese Academy of SciencesBeijing
  3. 3.The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly

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