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Will the 2022 compound heatwave-drought extreme over the Yangtze River Basin become Grey Rhino in the future?

The increasingly frequent and severe regional-scale compound heatwave‒drought extreme events (CHDEs), driven by global warming, present formidable challenges to ecosystems, residential livelihoods,...

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Sorely reducing emissions of non-methane short-lived climate forcers will worsen compound flood-heatwave extremes in the Northern Hemisphere

Non-methane short-lived climate forcer (SLCF) or near-term climate forcer (NTCF) emissions, as a significant driver of climate change, can be reduced to improve air quality. These reductions may contribute...

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Variations and future projections of glacial discharge of Urumqi River Headwaters, eastern Tien Shan (1980s–2017)

To address data scarcity on long-term glacial discharge and inadequacies in simulating and predicting hydrological processes in the Tien Shan, this study analysed the observed discharge at multiple...

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Could the EU carbon border adjustment mechanism promote climate mitigation? An economy-wide analysis

Due to concerns about carbon leakage and sectoral competitiveness, the European Union (EU) proposed implementing the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). The effectiveness and potential negative...

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Environmental factors controlling soil warming and wetting during 2000–2020 in permafrost and non-permafrost regions across the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau

The Qinghai–Tibet Plateau (QTP) has experienced rapid environmental changes, including climate warming and wetting, since the 1980s. These environmental changes significantly impact the shallow soil...

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Reliability ensemble averaging reduces surface wind speed projection uncertainties in the 21st century over China

Accurate prediction of future surface wind speed (SWS) changes is the basis of scientific planning for wind turbines. Most studies have projected SWS changes in the 21st century over China on the basis...

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Challenges and countermeasures for developing countries in addressing loss and damage caused by climate change

Loss and damage caused by extreme climate events have attracted increasing attention. The 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (hereinafter referred...

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Ensemble projections of climate and streamflow in a typical basin of semi-arid steppes in Mongolian Plateau of 2021–2100

The Kherlen River is the main water source for Hulun Lake, the largest lake in northern China. Due to reduced inflow from the Kherlen River, Hulun Lake experienced rapid shrinkage at the beginning of...

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Machine learning-based predictions of current and future susceptibility to retrogressive thaw slumps across the Northern Hemisphere

Retrogressive thaw slumps (RTSs) caused by the thawing of ground ice on permafrost slopes have dramatically increased and become a common permafrost hazard across the Northern Hemisphere during previous...

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Status and trends of carbon emissions research at the county level in China

This study provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges to achieving carbon neutrality at the county level in China and offers targeted recommendations, laying the groundwork for future specialized...

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Spatiotemporal variations in glacier area and surface velocity of the northern Antarctic Peninsula during 2018–2022

Ice sheet serves as a crucial indicator for assessing climate change. Mass loss in recent remote sensing-based studies indicated that the Antarctic Peninsula has rapid rates of glacier retreat and speed...

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Human influence on the duration of extreme temperature events in Asia's hotspot regions

Observations and models indicate that human activities exert a considerable impact on the frequency and intensity of extreme temperature events, which are associated with global warming. However, changes...

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Changes in global land surface frozen ground and freeze‒thaw processes during 1950–2020 based on ERA5-Land data

Frozen ground (FG) plays an important role in global and regional climates and environments through changes in land freeze‒thaw processes, which have been conducted mainly in different regions. However,...

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Projected changes in Köppen‒Trewartha climate zones under 1.5–4 °C global warming targets over mid-high latitudes of Northern Asia using an ensemble of RegCM4 simulations

Mid-high latitude Northern Asia is one of the most vulnerable and sensitive areas to global warming, but relatively less studied previously. We used an ensemble of a regional climate model (RegCM4)...

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Degradation of warm permafrost and talik formation on the Qinghai‒Tibet Plateau in 2006–2021

Permafrost is degrading globally, particularly those with low thermal stability on the Qinghai‒Tibet Plateau, owing to climate change. However, the inadequacy of direct research on permafrost degradation...

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How the enhanced East Asian summer monsoon regulates total gross primary production in eastern China

Recognizing the relationship between gross primary production (GPP) and precipitation in eastern China, the East Asian Summer Monsoon (EASM) plays a crucial role in shaping GPP. Despite confirmation...

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Co-influence of the start of thermal growing season and precipitation on vegetation spring green-up on the Tibetan Plateau

The climate in the Tibetan Plateau (TP) has undergone significant change in recent decades, mainly in thermal and water conditions, which plays a crucial role in phenological changes in vegetation spring...

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Multiscale spatiotemporal meteorological drought prediction: A deep learning approach

Reliable monitoring and thorough spatiotemporal prediction of meteorological drought are crucial for early warning and decision-making regarding drought-related disasters. The utilisation of multiscale...

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Climatic impacts induced by winter wheat irrigation over North China simulated by the nonhydrostatic RegCM4.7

Quantification of the impact of winter wheat irrigation on the climate and the occurrence of extreme climatic events over North China is crucial for regional adaptation planning. Previous related studies...

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Using Copula functions to predict climatic change impacts on floods in river source regions

Flood frequency in river source regions is significantly affected by rainfall and snowmelt as part of climatic changes. A traditional univariate flood frequency analysis cannot reflect the complexity...

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Variability and trends of near-surface wind speed over the Tibetan Plateau: The role played by the westerly and Asian monsoon

Near-surface wind speed exerts profound impacts on many environmental issues, while the long-term (≥60 years) trend and multidecadal variability in the wind speed and its underlying causes in global...

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Dynamics of the spatiotemporal velocity of glaciers on the eastern slope of Mount Gongga, China, under climate change

The quantitative assessment of glacier flow velocity dynamics plays a pivotal role in understanding its response mechanisms concerning climate warming. This work provides a systematic quantitative assessment...

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Frequency and size change of ice–snow avalanches in the central Himalaya: A case from the Annapurna II glacier

Glaciers have retreated and shrunk in high-mountain Asia since the mid-20th century because of global warming, leading to glacier instability and hazardous ice‒snow avalanches. However, the complex...

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Enhanced detection of freeze‒thaw induced landslides in Zhidoi county (Tibetan Plateau, China) with Google Earth Engine and image fusion

Freeze‒thaw induced landslides (FTILs) in grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau are a geological disaster leading to soil erosion. These landslides reduce biodiversity and intensify landscape fragmentation,...

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Spatial distribution of supra-permafrost groundwater in the Qinghai‒Tibet Engineering Corridor using inversion models

Supra-permafrost groundwater (SPG) is a key factor that causes damage to highways and railways in the Qinghai‒Tibet Engineering Corridor (QTEC). It is difficult to monitor SPG in the field due to their...

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