Springer Theses

Study on Climate Change in Southwestern China

Authors: Li, Zongxing

  • Nominated by Chinese Academy of Sciences as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
  • Offers a needed exploration of the temporal and spatial pattern of climate change in southwestern China
  • Explores the action mechanism among the large-scale atmospheric circulation system, the complicated topography, human activities and regional climate changes
  • Analyzes the response of glaciers to climate change from the aspects of morphology of the glacier, glacial mass balance and the process of hydrology
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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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Li, Zongxing

    Pages 1-35

  • Data and Methods

    Li, Zongxing

    Pages 37-59

  • Spatial and Temporal Variation of Temperature and Precipitation in Southwestern China

    Li, Zongxing

    Pages 61-100

  • Spatial and Temporal Variation of Climate Extremes in Southwestern China

    Li, Zongxing

    Pages 101-136

  • Spatial and Temporal Variation of Sunshine Hours in Southwestern China

    Li, Zongxing

    Pages 137-168

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eBook $99.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-44741-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51510-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Study on Climate Change in Southwestern China
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-44742-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-44742-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-44741-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51510-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 243
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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