Climate Change Research ›› 2016, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (5): 374-381.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2016.039

Previous Articles     Next Articles

Characteristics of Climate Change over the Tibetan Plateau Under the Global Warming During 1979-2014

Duan Anmin1, Xiao Zhixiang1, 2, Wu Guoxiong1   

  1. 1 State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China;
    2 Guangxi Meteorological Observatory, Nanning 530022, China
  • Received:2016-02-29 Revised:2016-03-04 Online:2016-09-30 Published:2016-09-30


Global warming has been a hot issue during recent decades, while the global warming hiatus since 1998 was detected as documented by many papers, meanwhile the Tibetan Plateau (TP) experiencing a rapid warming process. Based on previous studies, this paper mainly reviews the TP climate change under the global warming in four aspects: temperature, snow cover, precipitation and atmospheric apparent heat source, and points out that the accelerated warming over the TP results in the retreat of snow cover accompanied by the increase of precipitation. Though the TP heat source has been declined in recent decades whether based on observation or reanalysis datasets, it shows large uncertainties.

Key words: global warming, Tibetan Plateau (TP), climate change, acceleration

Copyright © Climate Change Research, All Rights Reserved.
Tel: (010)58995171 E-mail:
Powered by Beijing Magtech Co. Ltd