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Observational evidence from two mountainous regions that nearsurface wind speeds are declining more rapidly at higher elevations than lower elevations: 1960-2006

McVicar, Tim R; Van Niel, Thomas G.; Roderick, Michael; Li, LingTao; Mo, Xing Guo; Zimmermann, Niklaus; Schmatz, Dirk R


Coupling recent observed declines of terrestrial mid-latitude near-surface wind speed (u) with knowledge that high-elevation sites rapidly experience climate change led to an assessment of the regional near-surface elevation dependence of u (uZ) at two mountainous regions (central China and Switzerland). The monthly uZ were calculated from 1960-2006. In both regions uZ were higher in winter (∼2.25 m s-1 km -1) compared to summer (∼1.25 m s-1 km-1). For the first time uZ trends were calculated,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Geophysical Research Letters
DOI: 10.1029/2009GL042255


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