• Adv. Atmos. Sci.  2018, Vol. 35 Issue (8): 909-917    DOI: 10.1007/s00376-018-7280-x
    Further-Adjusted Long-Term Temperature Series in China Based on MASH
    Zhen LI1, Zhongwei YAN1, 2(), Lijuan CAO3, Phil D. JONES4, 5
    1Key Laboratory of Regional Climate-Environment in Temperate East Asia, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing 100029, China
    2University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    3National Meteorological Information Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing 100081, China
    4Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
    5Center of Excellence for Climate Change Research/Department of Meteorology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia

    A set of homogenized monthly mean surface air temperature (SAT) series at 32 stations in China back to the 19th century had previously been developed based on the RHtest method by Cao et al., but some inhomogeneities remained in the dataset. The present study produces a further-adjusted and updated dataset based on the Multiple Analysis of Series for Homogenization (MASH) method. The MASH procedure detects 33 monthly temperature records as erroneous outliers and 152 meaningful break points in the monthly SAT series since 1924 at 28 stations. The inhomogeneous parts are then adjusted relative to the latest homogeneous part of the series. The new data show significant warming trends during 1924-2016 at all the stations, ranging from 0.48 to 3.57°C (100 yr)-1, with a regional mean trend of 1.65°C (100 yr)-1; whereas, the previous results ranged from a slight cooling at two stations to considerable warming, up to 4.5°C (100 yr)-1. It is suggested that the further-adjusted data are a better representation of the large-scale pattern of climate change in the region for the past century. The new data are available online at http://www.dx.doi.org/10.11922/sciencedb.516.

    Just Accepted Date: 28 March 2018   Issue Date: 05 June 2018
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    Zhen LI,Zhongwei YAN,Lijuan CAO, et al. Further-Adjusted Long-Term Temperature Series in China Based on MASH[J]. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 2018, 35(8): 909 -917 .
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