TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (6): 890-894.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002780

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Progress in Research of Climate Change in South China Based on Historical Documents

DING Lingling1,2,ZHENG Jingyun2,FU hui3   

  1. (1.Institute of Hanjiang,Hubei University of Arts and Sciences,Xiangyang 441053,China;2.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China;3.School of Geography Science and Tourism, Chongqing Normal University,Chongqing 400047,China)
  • Online:2015-11-05 Published:2015-11-05


The research situation of historical climate change research in South China is summarized and analyzed based on the representative archives according to the proxy of historical documents. Temperature change, precipitation and dry/wet change are the main research content. Although plentiful achievements have been gained in the research of historical climate change in South China, there also exist a lot of problems that need to be further studied, such as lower temporal and spatial resolution as compared with that in North China, lower reliability for reconstructed data, lack of research on the related mechanism and variation cycles in climate change, and so on. We suggest that more attention should be paid to improvement of the temporal and spatial resolution, enhancement of the reliability of the data series, increase of the periodicity and trend analysis in historical climate change research in South China by proxy of historical documents with high resolution.

Key words: South China, temperature, precipitation/dry and wet, historical documents