Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Clim. Past, 17, 2291–2303, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2291-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 2291–2303, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2291-2021
Research article
29 Oct 2021
Research article | 29 Oct 2021

Different facets of dry–wet patterns in south-western China over the past 27 000 years

Mengna Liao et al.

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The long-term trajectories of precipitation, hydrological balance and soil moisture are not completely consistent in southwest China. Hydrological balance was more sensitive to temperature change on a millennial scale. For soil moisture, plant processes also played a big role in addition to precipitation and temperature. Under future climate warming, surface water shortage in southwest China can be even more serious and efforts at reforestation may bring some relief to the soil moisture deficit.