Scientists from around the world have assessed the planet's 78 mountain glacier-based water systems. For the first time, they ranked them in order of their importance to adjacent lowland communities while assessing their vulnerability to future environmental and socioeconomic changes.
A team of researchers from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics have conducted a series of model perturbation experiments, producing datasets that can help improve predictions of monsoons. These datasets are useful especially for understanding the changes of sub-seasonal climate signals forced by the Tibetan-Iranian Plateau.
Emergent constraints are useful for narrowing the spread of climate projections and for guiding the development of more realistic climate models. However, they are sensitive to various factors. Thus, more consistency across emergent constraints is needed for better cross-validation of more likely projections.
Researchers from the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography evaluated the relationship between egg size and offspring fitness of frogs on 20 islands in the Zhoushan Archipelago and two nearby mainland sites.
A research team led by Prof. SUN Jianhua from the and Institute of Atmospheric Physics reviewed research results on warm-sector heavy rainfall, including the categories and general features, the triggering mechanism, and structural features of the mesoscale convective system.
Forest fires have important influences on chemical properties of soils in permafrost regions, and changes in soil characteristics affected by forest fires are related with fire severity and post-fire recovery time. Recently, a research group from Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources (NIEER) investigated the effects of forest fires on soil nutrients of larch forest soils in the discontinuous permafrost zone in the northern Da Xing'anling (Hinggan) Mountains.
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