Volume: 75 Issue 1
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Understanding geographic coupling and achieving geographic integration
Changqing SONG, Changxiu CHENG, Xiaofan YANG, Sijing YE, and Peichao GAO
Coupling, as a classic physical concept, provides a suite of ideas and methods for describing interactions of multi-agents across disciplines. In contrast, the concept of integration is not from a certain discipline, but it is widely used in many natural and socioeconomic sciences fields due to its great generalization
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 3 (2020)
Research progress in crop phenology under global climate change
Yujie LIU, Quansheng GE, and Junhu DAI
As one of the most important plant traits of crops, crop phenology reflects the characteristics of crop growth and development; its variation also affects crop production. Therefore, crop phenology is a reliable and comprehensive biological indicator reflecting global climate change. Global climate change, marked by ri
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 14 (2020)
Response of precipitation change in Central Asia to emission scenarios consistent with the Paris Agreement
Fang WANG, and Jintao ZHANG
To limit global mean warming to below 2.0 ℃ in accordance with the Paris Agreement, countries submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) for emission reductions. Those emissions will be the key determinant to the future climate change impacts. However, it remains unclear what the resulting chan
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 25 (2020)
Intraseasonal evolution of the key areas of precipitation in the Haihe River Basin and quantitative analysis of its associated atmospheric circulation during summer
Liye HE, Shanjun CHENG, Ning MA, and Jun GUO
The precipitation distribution has obvious intraseasonal variation characteristics in the Haihe River Basin (HRB) during summer. In this paper, intraseasonal evolution of the key areas of precipitation in the HRB and its associated atmospheric circulation pattern have been investigated, and the relative contributions o
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 41 (2020)
Analysis of controlling factors for vegetation productivity in Northeast China
The length and magnitude of vegetation growing season are important factors affecting the change of vegetation productivity during the growth process. Under the context of global warming, vegetation growing season at the middle and high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere has prolonged significantly and caused positiv
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 53 (2020)
Magnetic characteristics of Qiangyong Co Lake sediments, southern Tibetan Plateau and its environmental significance during 1899-2011
Xing GAO, Shichang KANG, Qingsong LIU, Pengfei CHEN, and Zongqi DUAN
Far from major zones of human pollution, the widely developed lakes on the Tibetan Plateau are ideal regions to evaluate global and regional impacts caused by human activities. Based on the reliable dating, they can provide historical records of human pollution. Heavy metal is one of the most harmful pollutants, and is
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 68 (2020)
Effect of soil moisture variation on near-surface air temperature over the Tibetan Plateau
Keke FAN, Qiang ZHANG, Peng SUN, Changqing SONG, Huiqian YU, Xiudi ZHU, and Zexi SHEN
The Tibetan Plateau is one of the most sensitive regions to global climate change. It is of important theoretical significance to explore the effect of soil moisture changes on near-surfaceair temperature for the study of the water cycle of the Tibetan Plateau and its impact on the surrounding climate and environment.
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 82 (2020)
Changes of glacier mass balance in Manas river basin based on multi-source remote sensing data
Guining ZHAO, Zhengyong ZHANG, Lin LIU, Liping XU, Puyu WANG, Li LI, and Shan NING
The glacier mass balance (GMB) is an important link between climate and water resources, which has remarkable regulation functions for river runoff. The research, using MOD11C3, TRMM 3B43 and other multi-source remote sensing data to drive the degree-day model, simulates the GMB processes and analyzes the recharge of g
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 98 (2020)
The impact of the urbanization process on rainfall in Beijing:A case study of 7.21 rainstorm
Jie ZHANG, Peijun SHI, Jing YANG, and Daoyi GONG
This article used the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) version 3.8 and simulated rainfall event in the period of July 21 to 22, 2012 in Beijing as a case study, with consideration of different land use and cover data. The rainfall event was simulated using a physical parametrization scheme that included a m
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  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 113 (2020)
Spatial and temporal evolutions of the major bays in the East China Sea under the influence of reclamation
Jialin LI, and Lijia WANG
The spatial pattern changes of bays under the influence of reclamation can profoundly reflect how human activities affect the natural environments, which is important to effectively protect and utilize bay resources. Based on 6 Landsat TM/OLI remote sensing images during 1990-2015, this study analyzed the variations of
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 126 (2020)
Methods research on describing the spatial pattern of land use types in China
Hongrun JU, Lijun ZUO, Zengxiang ZHANG, Xiaoli ZHAO, Xiao WANG, Qingke WEN, Fang LIU, Jinyong XU, Bin LIU, Ling YI, Shunguang HU, Feifei SUN, and Zhanzhong TANG
Understanding the evolving spatial pattern of land use is the basis of the theory and practice of land use/cover change (LUCC). It is helpful to optimize the use of land resources spatially and to improve the level of land use planning and management when the spatial patterns of land use are described effectively. At p
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 143 (2020)
Analysis on spatial and temporal changes of regional habitat quality based on the spatial pattern reconstruction of land use
Xueru ZHANG, Jie ZHOU, and Mengmei LI
Habitat quality determines the status of regional biodiversity which is an important reflection of ecosystem service function and health. Research on the habitat quality change is of great significance for regional ecological security. The reconstruction of regional spatial pattern of habitat quality can restore the ba
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 160 (2020)
An analysis of multilevel variables influencing China's land urbanization process
Kaihuang ZHANG, Qinglan QIAN, and Qingsheng YANG
In recent years, land urbanization, as a spatial manifestation of China's expanding urbanization, has emerged as a core research field within urban geography and land science. Provincial administrative departments within China's distinctive administrative system significantly influence municipal administrative
  • Publication Date: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 179 (2020)
Urban planning construction land standard and its revision of climate and topography in China
Yong XU, Shen ZHAO, and Jie FAN
Urban planning construction land standard is the technical specification for allocating various types of urban construction land scientifically, and is the basis for drawing up and revising the overall urban planning as well. In view of China's current urban planning construction land standard, there are many probl
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  • Vol. 75 Issue 1 194 (2020)