Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594

Shuanghe Shen

Shuanghe Shen
Collaborative Innovation Center on Forecast and Evaluation of Meteorological Disasters,

  • Research Article
    Analysis of Temperature Variability over Desert and Urban Areas of Northern China
    Author(s): Isaac Mugume, Shuanghe Shen, Sulin Tao and Godfrey MujuniIsaac Mugume, Shuanghe Shen, Sulin Tao and Godfrey Mujuni

    Although many studies carried out have shown evidence of regional temperature variability along with global climate changes, it is important to compare the trends over different regions considering urbanization and levels of development. The study investigated temperature variability over urban and desert areas of Northern China using Mann-Kendall trend test, ranking temperatures and regression analysis for the data from 20 stations. The results show decreasing diurnal temperature range (DTR) over both deserts and cities in spring but decreasing (increasing) for cities (deserts) in summer (cities: -0.140�C/decade and deserts: 0.068�C/decade). The DTR over cities is decreasing faster in spring over deserts (cities: -0.307�C/decade, desert: 0.023�C/decade). The maximum temperature over desert areas is increasing at a higher rate (annual: 0.510�C/decade, spring: 0.540�C/decade and summer: 0.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2332-2594.1000162

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