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Innovative Trend Analysis of Air Temperature and Precipitation in the Jinsha River Basin, China

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College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
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Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University, Perth 6102, Australia
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CSIRO Land and Water, Private Bag 5, Wembley 6913, Australia
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College of Urban and Environmental Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710127, China
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Water 2020, 12(11), 3293; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113293
Received: 21 September 2020 / Revised: 6 November 2020 / Accepted: 20 November 2020 / Published: 23 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Hydrology and Hydrogeology)
Trend detection based on hydroclimatological time series is crucial for understanding climate change. In this study, the innovative trend analysis (ITA) method was applied to investigate trends in air temperature and precipitation over the Jinsha River Basin (JRB), China, from 1961 to 2016 based on 40 meteorological stations. Climatic factors series were divided into three categories according to percentile, and the hidden trends were evaluated separately. The ITA results show that annual and seasonal temperatures have significantly increased whereas the variation range of annual temperature tended to narrow. Spatial pattern analysis of the temperature indicates that high elevation areas show more increasing trends than flat areas. Furthermore, according to ITA, significant increase trends are observed in annual precipitation and “high” category of spring precipitation. The sub-basins results show a significant decreasing trend in elevation zones of ≤2000 m and an increasing trend where elevation is >2000 m. Moreover, linkage between temperature and precipitation was analyzed and the potential impact of the combined changes was demonstrated. The results of this study provide a reference for future water resources planning in the JRB and will help advance the understanding of climate change in similar areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: innovative trend analysis; temperature; precipitation; elevation; Jinsha River Basin; climate change innovative trend analysis; temperature; precipitation; elevation; Jinsha River Basin; climate change
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Dong, Z.; Jia, W.; Sarukkalige, R.; Fu, G.; Meng, Q.; Wang, Q. Innovative Trend Analysis of Air Temperature and Precipitation in the Jinsha River Basin, China. Water 2020, 12, 3293. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113293

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Dong Z, Jia W, Sarukkalige R, Fu G, Meng Q, Wang Q. Innovative Trend Analysis of Air Temperature and Precipitation in the Jinsha River Basin, China. Water. 2020; 12(11):3293. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113293

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Dong, Zengchuan; Jia, Wenhao; Sarukkalige, Ranjan; Fu, Guobin; Meng, Qing; Wang, Qin. 2020. "Innovative Trend Analysis of Air Temperature and Precipitation in the Jinsha River Basin, China" Water 12, no. 11: 3293. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113293

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