PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (1): 17-26.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.01.002

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Research Progress in Dry/wet Climate Zoning

MAO Fei1, SUN Han2, YANG Honglong3   

  1. 1. Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing 100081, China;
    2. Remote Sensing Application and Experiment Station, National Satellite Meteorological Center, Nanning 530022, China;
    3. The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2010-01-01 Revised:2010-07-01 Online:2011-01-25 Published:2011-01-25

Abstract: Dry/wet climate zoning is an important part of climatology, geography, ecology, and agriculture.?Since 1900, great progresses in grading of dry/wet climate and indexes for dry/wet climate zoning and their calculating methods have been achieved by scholars at home and abroad. In this article, the achievements in scientific research in recent more than 100 years were summarized, including indexes for dry/wet climate zoning, calculating methods of reference evapotranspiration, and grading of dry/wet climate zoning and their naming methods. The existing scientific issues for this subject were put forward.

Key words: China, dry/wet climate, grading of dry/wet climate, zoning indexes