J. INFO: 2013, J. Clim., 26(9), 2891-2903, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00093.1.
During past 50 years, surface wind speed underwent a three-phase change over China. This change exhibits elevation-dependence: more significant at high elevations, and correspond well to the upper-air wind speed change and change in latitudinal geopotential height gradient, which is highly correlated with the change in latitudinal surface temperature gradient. With these evidences we propose that the spatial inhomogeneity of the global warming may significantly change surface wind.[VIEW IN PUBLICATIONS PAGE][PDF FILE]