Decreasing reference evapotranspiration in a warming climate: a case of Changjiang (Yangtze) river catchment during 1970–2000
2006 (English)In: Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, ISSN 0256-1530, Vol. 23, no 4, 513-520 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study deals with temporal trends in the Penman-Monteith reference evapotranspiration estimated from standard meteorological observations, observed pan evaporation, and four related meteorological variables during 1970–2000 in the Yangtze River catchment. Relative contributions of the four meteorological variables to changes in the reference evapotranspiration are quantified. The results show that both the reference evapotranspiration and the pan evaporation have significant decreasing trends in the upper, the middle as well as in the whole Changjiang (Yangtze) River catchment at the 5% significance level, while the air temperature shows a significant increasing trend. The decreasing trend detected in the reference evapotranspiration can be attributed to the significant decreasing trends in the net radiation and the wind speed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 23, no 4, 513-520 p.
Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-21835DOI: 10.1007/s00376-006-0513-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-21835DiVA: diva2:49608