Effect of landform on seasonal temperature structures across China in the past 52 years

  • Lu Aigang Email author
  • Pang Deqian 
  • Ge Jianping 
  • He Yuanqing 
  • Pang Hongxi 
  • Yuan Lingling 


The data of 160 national meteorological observatory stations including the long-term monthly temperature data in China were analyzed to study the seasonal variation of the spatial temperature structures across China in the past half century. It is found that temperature structures differ between seasons: a latitude temperature pattern in winter and a landform temperature pattern in summer, which indicate that the effect of landform on temperature structure is much stronger in summer than that in winter and the effect of latitudinal temperature is much stronger in winter than that in summer. The mechanisms of the seasonal difference in temperature structures are also discussed in this paper.


Landform effect latitude effect seasonal variation temperature structure climate change mechanism China 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lu Aigang 
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pang Deqian 
    • 1
  • Ge Jianping 
    • 2
  • He Yuanqing 
    • 3
  • Pang Hongxi 
    • 3
  • Yuan Lingling 
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Geography ResearchWeinan Teachers CollegeWeinanChina
  2. 2.Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Science and Engineering, College of Life SciencesBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering InstituteChinese Academy of SciencesLanzhouChina

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