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DOI10.1016/j.accre.2017.08.004
Influence of climate change and human activity on water resources in arid region of Northwest China: An overview
Wang Y.-J.; Qin D.-H.
Date Issued2017
ISSN1674-9325
Volume8Issue:4
Other AbstractThis study reviews the latest progress in research on climate change and water resources in the arid region of Northwest China, analyzes the cause of water resource changes within the region from the perspective of climate change and human activities, and summarizes future likely changes in water resources and associated adaptation strategies. The research shows that the climate in the region has experienced warming and wetting with the most significant warming in winter and the highest increase in summer precipitation since 1961. Areas with the most significant warming trends include the Qaidam Basin, the Yili River Valley, and Tacheng. Spatially, the increasing trend in precipitation becomes increasingly significant from the southeast to the northwest, and northern Xinjiang experienced the highest increase. Studies have shown a decrease in headwater of Shiyang River because runoff is mainly based on precipitation which shows a decrease trend. But an increase in western rivers was observed such as Tarim River and Shule River as well as Heihe River due to rapid glacier shrinkage and snowmelt as well as precipitation increase in mountain area. Meanwhile unreasonable human activities resulted in decrease of runoff in the middle and lower reaches of Haihe River, Shiyang River and Kaidu River. Finally, recommendations for future studies are suggested that include characteristics of changes in extreme weather events and their impacts on water resources, projections of future climate and water resource changes, climate change attribution, the selection of adaptation strategies relating to climate change and social economic activities, and use of scientific methods to quantitatively determine water resource allocation. © 2017 National Climate Center (China Meteorological Administration)
enkeywordsAdaption strategy; Arid region of Northwest China; Climate change; Human activity; Water resource
Language英语
journalAdvances in Climate Change Research
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://gcip.llas.ac.cn/handle/2XKMVOVA/89181
AffiliationSchool of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210023, China; Northwest Regional Climate Center, Lanzhou, 730020, China; China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, 100081, China
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Wang Y.-J.,Qin D.-H.. Influence of climate change and human activity on water resources in arid region of Northwest China: An overview[J],2017,8(4).
APA Wang Y.-J.,&Qin D.-H..(2017).Influence of climate change and human activity on water resources in arid region of Northwest China: An overview.Advances in Climate Change Research,8(4).
MLA Wang Y.-J.,et al."Influence of climate change and human activity on water resources in arid region of Northwest China: An overview".Advances in Climate Change Research 8.4(2017).
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