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Decreasing "alpine tundra" climatic type with global warming in the Tibetan Plateau
Liu, Wenbin
2019-08-01
Source PublicationTHEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY
ISSN0177-798X
Volume137Issue:3-4Pages:1949-1955
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Wenbin(liuwb@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractRapid elevation-dependent warming (EDW) in high mountain environments can accelerate the rate of change in permafrost and further induce the degradation of alpine tundra systems. However, how changes in area of alpine tundra response to EDW is difficult to be directly quantified at regional scales. Here, we project future changes in areal extent of the Koppen alpine tundra climate type in the Tibetan Plateau (TP), which is a potential indicator describing the climate conditions for the development of alpine tundra system, based on a suite of latest Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) climate models under two emission scenarios (representative concentration pathways: RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5). The results indicated that the Koppen alpine tundra climate type would gradually decrease in the TP for three future periods: 2011-2040, 2041-2070, and 2071-2100, especially under the RCP8.5 scenario. The decline in area of Koppen alpine tundra climate type mainly occurs above 2500m above sea level (ASL) due to the EDW (>10 degrees C) in the warmest months. The projected changes in area of alpine tundra climate type are overall consistent among different climate models, emission scenarios, and post-processing approaches (bias correction or not) used. The results obtained would thus deepen our understanding of future elevation-dependent warming and its potential influences on alpine tundra ecosystems in the Tibetan Plateau.
DOI10.1007/s00704-018-2722-z
WOS KeywordKOPPEN ; CLASSIFICATION ; RAINFALL ; MODELS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key Research and Development Program of China[2016YFC0401401] ; National Key Research and Development Program of China[2016YFA0602402] ; Key Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[ZDRW-ZS-2017-3-1]
Funding OrganizationNational Key Research and Development Program of China ; Key Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
WOS Research AreaMeteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS SubjectMeteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000477054700024
PublisherSPRINGER WIEN
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/58236
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Wenbin
AffiliationChinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Water Cycle & Related Land Surface Proc, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Liu, Wenbin. Decreasing "alpine tundra" climatic type with global warming in the Tibetan Plateau[J]. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY,2019,137(3-4):1949-1955.
APA Liu, Wenbin.(2019).Decreasing "alpine tundra" climatic type with global warming in the Tibetan Plateau.THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY,137(3-4),1949-1955.
MLA Liu, Wenbin."Decreasing "alpine tundra" climatic type with global warming in the Tibetan Plateau".THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY 137.3-4(2019):1949-1955.
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