A review of decadal/interdecadal climate variation studies in China

  • Li ChongyinEmail author
  • He Jinhai
  • Zhu Jinhong


Decadal/interdecadal climate variability is an important element in the CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Predictability) and has received much attention in the world. Many studies in relation to interdecadal variation have also been completed by Chinese scientists in recent years. In this paper, an introduction in outline for interdecadal climate variation research in China is presented. The content includes the features of interdecadal climate variability in China, global warming and interdecadal temperature variability, the NAO (the North Atlantic Oscillation)/NPO (the North Pacific Oscillation) and interdecadal climate variation in China, the interdecadal variation of the East Asian monsoon, the interdecadal mode of SSTA (Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly) in the North Pacific and its climate impact, and abrupt change feature of the climate.

Key words

decadal/interdecadal climate variation abrupt change east-Asian monsoon sea surface temperature anomaly 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijing
  2. 2.Nanjing Institute of MeteorologyNanjing
  3. 3.Department of Atmospheric Sciences, School of PhysicsPeking UniversityBeijing

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