Data and Methods

  • Zongxing LiEmail author
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The observation data of ground stations is the main data source of this study. The data about the daily mean temperature, daily minimum temperature, daily precipitation, daily wind speed, and daily sunshine hours are from the meteorological observation database of National Meteorological Information Center in China Meteorological Administration ( The time span of meteorological data is mainly set from January 1, 1961 to December 31, 2008 in order to ensure the length of all data uniform and stable. It is necessary to select qualified observation data by the data quality control before analysis in order to ensure the accuracy of the results of the study. The quality control of meteorological observation data in this study is to examine the date of the daily mean temperature, daily minimum temperature, daily maximum temperature, and daily precipitation by using the international test method and software nonuniformity: RclimDex and RHtest, and to find out the station having data quality problems, then to delete them from the original data, finally, to select the qualified observation stations and to make a statistics and analysis on the basis of this data.


Daily Precipitation Daily Maximum Temperature Daily Minimum Temperature Water Vapor Flux Extreme High Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cold and Arid Region Environment and Engineering Research InstituteChinese Academy of SciencesLanzhouChina

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