The fractal dimension distribution of the short-term climate system in China and it's connection with the monsoon climate

Fuqing Zhang, Lin Zhenshan, Jiang Quanrong

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By analyzing the Fractal Dimension(FD) distribution of the Short-range Climate system(SCS) in China, it is found that the FD varies in different region and this just agrees with the regionality of the monsoon climate in China. The FD of the SCS Lays between 2.0 and 5.0. In the vast eastern area of China, the FD almost grows gradually with the latitude. Line 4.0 is along the mountain chains from the Nanlin Mountain to the Wuyi Mountain. North of the line the FD varies only slightly and all are above 4.0. Only in coastal islands the FD is smaller than 3.0.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-462
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Atmospheric Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1994


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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