20 September 2006 Impact of climate change in the Hengduan Mountains of northwestern Yunnan, P.R. China: vegetation distribution change in the foretime and future
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Proceedings Volume 6296, Earth Observing Systems XI; 62960X (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.678964
Event: SPIE Optics + Photonics, 2006, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
Alpine meadows in the Hengduan Mountains of northwestern Yunnan, P.R. China are incredibly diverse. The regional climate is warming at a relatively rapid rate. In this paper, analyses of historical climate station data show that mean annual temperature over the last two decades has increased at a rate of 0.6°C/10 yr. In addition, analyses of historical remote sensing data show that the vegetation distribution in this region has changed evidently. We present simulation results from a general circulation model (HadCM3) and a dynamic vegetation model (MC1) showing how changes in future climate may alter alpine ecosystem of the Baima Nature Reserve in northwestern Yunnan.
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Jihua Sun, Barry Baker, Dominique Bachelet, Christopher Daly, Jian Ma, Jianyu Liu, "Impact of climate change in the Hengduan Mountains of northwestern Yunnan, P.R. China: vegetation distribution change in the foretime and future", Proc. SPIE 6296, Earth Observing Systems XI, 62960X (20 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.678964; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.678964
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Vegetation

Climate change

Climatology

Data modeling

Computer simulations

Ecosystems

Temperature metrology

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