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Study on Climate Change in Southwestern China

  • Zongxing Li

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

About this book

Introduction

This thesis confirms many changes, including sharp temperature rise, interannual variability of precipitation, extreme climate events and significant decreases of sunshine duration and wind speed in southwestern China, and systemically explores the action mechanism between large-scale atmospheric circulation systems, the complicated topography, human activities and regional climate changes. This study also analyzes the response of glaciers to climate change so that on the one hand it clearly reflects the relationship between glacier morphologic changes and climate change; on the other, it reveals the mechanism of action of climate warming as a balance between energy and matter. The achievements of this study reflect a significant contribution to the body of research on the response of climate in cold regions, glaciers and human activities to a global change against the background of the typical monsoon climate, and have provided scientific basis for predictions, countermeasures against disasters from extreme weather, utilization of water and the establishment of counterplans to slow and adapt to climate change.
Zongxing Li works at the Cold and Arid Region Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Keywords

Atmospheric Circulation Climate Change Glacial Hydrology Glaciers Change Mass Balance Southwestern China The Complicated Topography

Authors and affiliations

  • Zongxing Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Cold and Arid Region Environmental and Engineering Research InstituteChinese Academy of SciencesLanzhouChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44742-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-44741-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-44742-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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