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Advances in Earth Science  2017, Vol. 32 Issue (7): 731-743    DOI: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2017.07.0731
Long-term Reconstructions and Simulations of the Hydrological Cycle in the Inland Rivers, Arid China: A Case Study of the Shiyang River Drainage Basin
Li Yu, Liu Yuan
Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems(Ministry of Education), College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Center for Hydrologic Cycle and Water Resources in Arid Region,Lanzhou University,Lanzhou 730000,China
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Abstract  Hydrological cycles of inland rivers are highlighted in paleoclimate studies of arid regions. A great number of studies have been published in this regard, but most of the studies have mainly used climate proxies to reconstruct the evolution of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment, and there have been little long-term simulation and reconstruction experiments. Concerning this issue, we systematically carried out the long-term reconstruction and simulation experiments of hydrological cycle based on paleoenvironment records of the Shiyang River drainage basin with a lot of methods such as paleoclimate simulations, the Holocene monsoon simulations, lake water and energy balance model and quantitative reconstruction of paleo-precipitation and paleo-runoff. The results showed that the simulation results had a good consistency with the reconstruction results, indicating that mid-Holocene was “climatic optimum” in the Holocene. This research provided a new perspective for reconstruction and simulation studies of climate change in arid areas.
Key words:  Reconstruction and simulation.      Hydrological cycle      Arid regions      Shiyang River drainage basin      Inland drainage basins     
Received:  15 March 2017      Published:  20 July 2017
ZTFLH:  P339  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China “Construction of millennium scale vertical zonality laws and quantitative reconstruction model in the Shiyang River drainage basin”(No.41571178) and “The response of aeolian sediments environment and hydrologic cycle to millennial-scale climate change of basin: A case study of the Shiyang River drainage basin”(No.41371009)
About author:  Li Yu(1981-), male, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, Professor. Reserch area include paleoclimate
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Li Yu, Liu Yuan. Long-term Reconstructions and Simulations of the Hydrological Cycle in the Inland Rivers, Arid China: A Case Study of the Shiyang River Drainage Basin. Advances in Earth Science, 2017, 32(7): 731-743.

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