Hot and cold summer climate in China In Reaches of Yangtze and Huaihe Rivers

The summer climate conditions in reaches of Yangtze and Huaihe rivers are affected by ENSO. In an El NiƱo or its following year, the weak summer monsoon in China is usually observed. The monsoonal rain belt locates steadily in reaches of Yangtze River or south of it, inducing a colder and flood summer in this region, and a hot and drought summer in the northern part of China (Chen et al., 2000;Tao and Zhang, 1998ab; Huang, 2001). For instance, the severe drought and hot summer climate conditions were observed in the northern part of China in 1997 while a severe flood in middle and lower reaches of Yangtze and Huaihe rivers in the year following 1997.

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