Atmospheric Water Vapour Transport Associated with Summer Rainfall over East China

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Water vapor is arguably at the heart of all key atmospheric processes. Changes in atmospheric water vapor in a changing climate and the implications for rainfall have received increasing attention in recent decades due to the direct impacts and implications for water resources, rain-fed agriculture, hydroelectric power generation, the occurrence of floods and droughts, and social and economic activities.This study aims to investigate the impacts of atmospheric moisture transport over East Asia and to assess the implications for summer rainfall over East China. Also, it aims to advance our understanding of the physical mechanisms controlling East Asian rainfall variability and their relationship with different climate drivers in recent decades. The outcomes of this study will help improve our knowledge of historical and future variability of atmospheric water vapor and rainfall, and their predictability under the background of global warming, which will assist decision making, policy reform, and loss minimization in the future.


Project number7005128
Effective start/end date1/09/18 → …