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Citation

Zhao C, Chen J, Du P, Yuan H. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018; 15(11): e15112540.

Affiliation

Institute of Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China. hy-yuan@tsinghua.edu.cn.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, MDPI: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

DOI

10.3390/ijerph15112540

PMID

30428540

Abstract

It has been demonstrated that climate change is an established fact. A good comprehension of climate and extreme weather variation characteristics on a temporal and a spatial scale is important for adaptation and response. In this work, the characteristics of temperature, precipitation, and extreme weather distribution and variation is summarized for a period of 60 years and the seasonal fluctuation of temperature and precipitation is also analyzed. The results illustrate the reduction in daily and annual temperature divergence on both temporal and spatial scales. However, the gaps remain relatively significant. Furthermore, the disparity in daily and annual precipitation are found to be increasing on both temporal and spatial scales. The findings indicate that climate change, to a certain extent, narrowed the temperature gap while widening the precipitation gap on temporal and spatial scales in China.


Language: en

Keywords

extreme weather; precipitation; temperature

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