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《Journal of Geo-Information Science》 2016-11
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Snow Phenology Variability in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and Its Response to Climate Change During 2002-2012

WANG Xiaoyue;WANG Siyuan;YIN Hang;PENG Yaoyao;Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences;University of Chinese Academy of Sciences;  
Snow cover is one of the most active natural components on Earth's surface. The variability of snow phenology has a major impact on water cycle, climate change, environment and human activities. The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau has a wide range of seasonal snow cover, and its accumulation and rapid meltdown can affect the regional and global climate change. Studying the snow variability in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau is therefore important. In this study, the MODIS snow product and IMS snow-ice product were used. Firstly, the Terra and Aqua satellite images were combined to reduce the proportion of cloud pixels. Secondly,the temporal combinations were employed to further reduce the cloud pixels. Finally, the processed MODIS snow product and IMS were fused to produce the daily cloud-free snow product of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau from 2002 to 2012. Then, the snow-covered days(SCD), snow cover start(SCS) and snow cover end(SCE) dates were calculated for each hydrological year, and their spatial and temporal variations in different eco-geographical regions were analyzed. The correlations among the SCS, SCE and climate factors were also investigated. The results show that the distribution of snow cover over the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau was very uneven.The longest SCD, totalized to be more than 200 days, occurred in the Himalayas, Karakoram, Nyainqentanglha Mountains and the Pamirs Plateau. Up to 18.1% of the area of SCS showed a significantly advanced trend, which mainly occurred in the Golog-Nagqu high-cold region and the southern Qinghai high-cold region; while 8.5% of the area showed a slightly delayed trend. Up to 23.2%of the area of SCE was delayed, occurring mainly in the central and eastern Tibetan Plateau; while only 6.9% of the area showed an advanced trend. The SCS and SCE were greatly affected by temperature and precipitation, but showed different spatial patterns and evolution trends in different ecological zones. Generally, the higher temperature delayed the SCS and advanced the SCE, but more precipitation led to the earlier SCS and the later SCE.
【Fund】: 国家自然科学基金项目(41271426)
【CateGory Index】: P426.635
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