Chin J Plant Ecol ›› 2022, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (4): 484-492.DOI: 10.17521/cjpe.2021.0360

Special Issue: 全球变化与生态系统 青藏高原植物生态学:植被生态学 青藏高原植物生态学:数据论文

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A climate diagram atlas of Qingzang Plateau

HU Xiao-Fei1, WEI Lin-Feng1, CHENG Qi1, WU Xing-Qi1, NI Jian1,2,*()()   

  1. 1College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejiang 321004, China
    2Jinhua Mountain Observation and Research Station for Subtropical Forest Ecosystems, Jinhua, Zhejiang 321004, China
  • Received:2021-10-11 Accepted:2021-12-02 Online:2022-04-20 Published:2021-12-16
  • Contact: NI Jian


Climate diagram can be used to reflect visually observation data of temperature and precipitation as well as information of weather stations. It is an effective tool for studying the relationship between vegetation and climate. This paper aims to provide the atlas of climate diagrams of the Qingzang Plateau, based on the 30-year averaged observational records of national surface weather stations during 1951-1980 and 1981-2010, respectively, in order to understand the plateau climate feature of every vegetation region and to further explore the vegetation- climate relationships on the plateau. The atlas of climate diagrams of 205 weather stations on the Qingzang Plateau for both the two 30-year periods were produced according to the standard of climate diagrams in Vegetation of China. Results showed that the temperature and precipitation of the Qingzang Plateau were overall low in the whole year but relatively higher in summer, and differed obviously among different vegetation regions. The mean annual temperature and annual precipitation showed an increasing trend from the first 30-year period of 1951-1980 to the later one of 1981-2010. Although the number of weather stations in the western plateau is very sparse, this climate diagram dataset covers every vegetation regions of the plateau surface. This atlas can be used effectively to study the relationships between vegetation and climate, and conveniently to display the climate environment of the plateau.

Key words: climate diagram, atlas, Qingzang Plateau, vegetation region, climate change