Climate Change Research ›› 2015, Vol. 11 ›› Issue (2): 123-130.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1673-1719.2015.02.007

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Dynamics of Main Agro-Meteorological Disasters and Their Effects in 1978-2008 in 10 Provinces of China

Hu Yanan, Zheng Jinwei, Pan Genxing, Cheng Kun   

  1. Institute of Resource, Ecosystem and Environment of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
  • Received:2014-09-02 Revised:2014-12-23 Online:2015-03-30 Published:2015-03-30
  • Contact: Kun Cheng

Abstract: Ten provinces in China were chosen to assess the dynamics and impact of agro-meteorological disasters in 1978-2008 by the application of agricultural statistical data on statistical methods, and the spatial risk distribution of agricultural disasters were analyzed. The results show that drought disaster was one of the most important disasters in China; however, a high temporal variation was observed in the frost disaster areas. In terms of spatial variation, the risk of drought disaster in the eastern provinces was higher than that in the western, the northern provinces higher than the southern; high flood disaster risk mainly occurred in the Yangtze River region and the northeastern region in China; Qinghai Province in Tibetan Plateau had a high risk in hail disaster. There were large differences in the risk probabilities of four agro-meteorological disasters in China. The probabilities of drought and flood disasters were much higher than those of frost and hail disasters.

Key words: China, agro-meteorological disaster, disaster area, risk

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