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CR 50:105-111 (2011)  -  DOI:

Changes in climatic extremes over mainland China

G. Ren1,*, Z. Guan2, X. Shao3, D. Y. Gong4

1Laboratory for Climate Studies, National Climate Centre, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing 100081, PR China
2Key Laboratory of Meteorological Disaster of the Ministry of Education, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, PR China
3Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, PR China
4State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100087, PR China

ABSTRACT: This Climate Research Special includes 10 studies reporting recent findings on change in climatic extremes in mainland China, including its characteristics, possible causes and impacts. This preface provides a summary of research results and their implications for detecting, projecting and adapting to regional climate change.

KEY WORDS:Climate change · Observation · Climate model · Temperature · Precipitation · Paleo-record · Circulation anomalies · Hazard risk

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Cite this article as: Ren G, Guan Z, Shao X, Gong DY (2011) Changes in climatic extremes over mainland China. Clim Res 50:105-111.

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