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Local background climate determining the dynamics of plateau lakes in China
Huang, Lin1,2; Xu, Xinliang1; Zhai, Jun3; Sun, Chaoyang4
2016-12-01
Source PublicationRegional Environmental Change
ISSN1436-3798
Volume16Issue:8Pages:2457-2470
Corresponding AuthorXu, Xinliang(xuxl@lreis.ac.cn)
AbstractLakes under natural conditions are potential indicators of climate change, but limited evidence has been proposed to explicitly explain the mechanisms of large-scale lake changes associated with climate. In this paper, satellite imageries from the 1970s to 2010 were compared to track the dynamic change patterns of plateau lakes. It aims to identify the forcing of climate change on the lakes in plateau regions of China. Results revealed that: (1) widespread expanding trends in the area and abundance of lakes on wetter plateau regions, by increasing precipitation and snow presented a positive effect on lake levels, as well as warming resulted glacier melting and permafrost degrading contributed to expansion of lakes in the regions covered by glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau by 58-62 % and of 13-20 % on the western Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang Plateau; (2) shrinkage lakes in the main portion of the arid regions were mainly caused by the decreasing wind speed resulted water balance change, irrigation and other human utilization of water resources. Although precipitation decreased, wind speed also has the most dominant impact on decreasing evaporation, followed by solar radiation, both of which offset the effect of increasing temperature, especially in eastern Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang Plateau; (3) thawing permafrost led to shrinkage of lakes in an area of seasonal permafrost, the shrinking and splitting of lakes in a discontinuous permafrost zone, and the rising of lake levels in an area of continuous permafrost; (4) the future of the plateau lakes under climate change must be in question, because the glacier and snow melting water is not sustainable for wetter regions, and the increasing water consumption caused by the farmland expansion for arid regions.
KeywordClimate change Plateau lakes Glacier Permafrost China
DOI10.1007/s10113-016-0963-x
WOS KeywordQINGHAI-TIBET PLATEAU ; HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES ; GLACIAL LAKES ; WIND-SPEED ; PERMAFROST ; BASIN ; RETREAT ; AREA
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key Technology Research and Development Program in China[2013BAC03B00] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences[KJZD-EW-TZ-G10] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences[KZCX2-XB3-08-01]
Funding OrganizationNational Key Technology Research and Development Program in China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000388959100025
PublisherSPRINGER HEIDELBERG
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Cited Times:5[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/65439
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorXu, Xinliang
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, State Key Lab Resources & Environm Informat Syst, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Land Surface Pattern & Simulat, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Satellite Environm Ctr, Minist Environm Protect, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.China Meteorol Adm, Natl Climate Ctr, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Huang, Lin,Xu, Xinliang,Zhai, Jun,et al. Local background climate determining the dynamics of plateau lakes in China[J]. Regional Environmental Change,2016,16(8):2457-2470.
APA Huang, Lin,Xu, Xinliang,Zhai, Jun,&Sun, Chaoyang.(2016).Local background climate determining the dynamics of plateau lakes in China.Regional Environmental Change,16(8),2457-2470.
MLA Huang, Lin,et al."Local background climate determining the dynamics of plateau lakes in China".Regional Environmental Change 16.8(2016):2457-2470.
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