Probing mysterious summer rainfall variations in China: El Niño's last echo

  • XIE Shangping ,
  • MA Jing
  • 1. University of California San Diego, La Jolla 92093, USA;
    2. Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China

Received date: 2016-06-20

  Revised date: 2016-07-01

  Online published: 2017-03-20


Major floods in the Yangtze River Valley tended to occur in post-El Niño summers. A major El Niño took place in 2015 and was decaying rapidly in the equatorial Pacific. What impacts did this El Niño have on rainfall in China during the 2016 summer? This paper presents the physical basis for climate prediction, reflects the journey to understand and predict climate variability, and ends with a discussion of challenges ahead.

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XIE Shangping , MA Jing . Probing mysterious summer rainfall variations in China: El Niño's last echo[J]. Science & Technology Review, 2017 , 35(5) : 17 -23 . DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2017.05.001


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