PRECIPITATION PATTERNS IN FLOOD SEASON OVER CHINA ASSOCIATED WITH THE EL NI?O/SOUTHERN OSCILlATION
- Received Date: 1996-11-25
- Publish Date: 1997-09-20
- ENSO /
- China /
- precipitation in flood season /
Abstract: The precipitation patterns in flood season over China associated with the EI Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) are investigated, especially in the eastern China, using the rather long period rainfall data in this century. The results show that there were remarkable differences between the precipitation patterns in flood seasons of ENSO warm phase (EI Nino year) and cold phase (La Nina year), as well as between the patterns in EI Nino years and their following you. The most parts of China received below normal rainfall in flood season of the onset years of EI Nino events, but the coastal area of Southeast China received above normal amounts. Comparatively, the most parts of China received above normal rainfall in flood season of the following years of EI Nino events, but the eastern part of the reaches among the Huanghe (Yellow) River, the Huaihe River and the Haihe River, and the Northeast China received less. During ENSO cold phase, the reaches of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River and the North China received more amounts than normal lainfall in flood season of the onset years of in Nina events, and the other regions of China received less. In the following years of La Nina events, the coastal area of the Southeast China, the most part of the Northeast China and the regions between the Huanghe River and the Huaihe River received more precipitation during flood seasons, but the other parts received below normal precipitation.
|Citation:||Qian Budong. PRECIPITATION PATTERNS IN FLOOD SEASON OVER CHINA ASSOCIATED WITH THE EL NI?O/SOUTHERN OSCILlATION[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 1997, 7(3): 220-228.|