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Water 2016, 8(3), 105; doi:10.3390/w8030105

The Impact of Climate Change on the Duration and Division of Flood Season in the Fenhe River Basin, China

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Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
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State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basin, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, 1-A Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100038, China
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College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
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Academic Editor: Yingkui Li
Received: 6 January 2016 / Revised: 10 March 2016 / Accepted: 11 March 2016 / Published: 16 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water Resource Variability and Climate Change)
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This study analyzes the duration and division of the flood season in the Fenhe River Basin over the period of 1957–2014 based on daily precipitation data collected from 14 meteorological stations. The Mann–Kendall detection, the multiscale moving t-test, and the Fisher optimal partition methods are used to evaluate the impact of climate change on flood season duration and division. The results show that the duration of the flood season has extended in 1975–2014 compared to that in 1957–1974. Specifically, the onset date of the flood season has advanced 15 days, whereas the retreat date of the flood season remains almost the same. The flood season of the Fenhe River Basin can be divided into three stages, and the variations in the onset and retreat dates of each stage are also examined. Corresponding measures are also proposed to better utilize the flood resources to adapt to the flood season variations. View Full-Text
Keywords: flood season division; flood limit level; climate change; precipitation; Fenhe River Basin flood season division; flood limit level; climate change; precipitation; Fenhe River Basin
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Wang, H.; Xiao, W.; Wang, J.; Wang, Y.; Huang, Y.; Hou, B.; Lu, C. The Impact of Climate Change on the Duration and Division of Flood Season in the Fenhe River Basin, China. Water 2016, 8, 105.

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