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New Publication: Observed coherent trends of surface and upper-air wind speed over China since 1960


AUTHORS: Lin, C., K. Yang, J. Qin, and R. Fu

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.

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