State-of-the-arts in the study of climate changes over China for the past 2000 years
GE Quansheng1, ZHENG Jingyun1, HAO Zhixin1, ZHANG Xuezhen1, FANG Xiuqi1,2, WANG Huan1,3, YAN Junhui1,4
1. Key Laboratory of Land Surface Pattern and Simulation,Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
2. School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China;
3. Department of Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China;
4. The College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang 464000, Henan, China
Abstract：We reviewed the state-of-the-arts of climate change research in China over the past 2000 years and summarized the achievements during recent 10 years; the research works perspectives of this field were discussed as well. The overview mainly focuses on the development of proxy data, reconstructions of temperature and precipitation (wetness/dryness) changes for the past 2000 years, and recognition on the cold/warm periods, modeling simulation and diagnosis of climate changes for the last millennium, as well as the new findings on impacts of climate change on society in historical times. It is found that spatial coverage of proxy data increased largely and that quantifications of climate proxy indicator interpretation and impacts of climate change on society were improved. The understanding of the decadal to centennial climate change and its possible driving forces and impacts were improved. These achievements provide a solid scientific basis for revealing the rhythms of past changes in earth system, in particular for a better understanding of the spatial and temporal characteristics of climate change in China and dynamics of regional climate change.
葛全胜, 郑景云, 郝志新, 张学珍, 方修琦, 王欢, 闫军辉. 过去2000年中国气候变化研究的新进展[J]. 地理学报, 2014, 69(9): 1248-1258.
GE Quansheng, ZHENG Jingyun, HAO Zhixin, ZHANG Xuezhen, FANG Xiuqi, WANG Huan, YAN Junhui. State-of-the-arts in the study of climate changes over China for the past 2000 years. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2014, 69(9): 1248-1258.
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